We are delighted to share a blog written by team QTR, students at Loydence Academy, Doha who are part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 620 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community.
Too much plastic is used in Doha and our school....way too much plastic!!!
Every time we go to the beach, the sea or near a lake we see lots of trash!
This is terrible because animals in the water might become trapped or choke on the plastic that people have just thrown in the water – this needs to stop,we must help the animals like the turtles and dolphins, we must protect and save our planet Earth!
We noticed in school students and teachers are using plastic cup and bottles every day and just throwing it into the trash without thinking about what happens to the plastic. Our project is to raise awareness of how dangerous plastic can be to animals in the sea and the environment. We want to start in our school, reducing the amount of plastic being used. We have been to visit a cafe called ‘Evergreen Organics Cafe’, we spoke to the founder of this cafe and he talked to us about how he does not use any plastic in his cafe. Instead of plastic straws they use paper straws and bamboo – we all bought a bamboo straw to use at home. We have learnt that children want to know and help us by not using plastic cups. We have been collecting all of the plastic cups and bottles being used in class and we made a plastic tower out of 2 days worth of plastic cups. This will be put on display outside school for parents and children to see.
The Next Chapter
We are going to be starting a competition in school called ‘eco-warriors’ where each class will get prizes if they do not use plastic cups or bottles. We are also going to try and get families at home to bring in their plastic bags so we can show how much plastic is being wasted!!
The 2018-19 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2019. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.