We are delighted to share a blog written by student Sarah S. Kim from Seoul Foreign British School, who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2019-20 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 957 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.
After being motivated by last year‘s GSL project, the Red Wigglers, we’ve decided to create our own group to help in "the war against waste".
In our community and in communities worldwide, plastic pollution is a huge problem. Statistics have shown that every single day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. These pieces of trash eventually end up in wildlife, which might also eventually end up in us. And while everyone agrees that plastic pollution is a huge problem, we’re not seeing enough change to help fix it. The Waste Warriors are here to change that.
Our main objective is to minimize unnecessary waste, with a special focus on harmful wastes like plastic or metal, which do not biodegrade. We are also implementing an educational program to educate others, such as younger kids, and faculty members, because we believe that passing on this legacy is vital to assure that our efforts don’t stop with us.
Throughout the process of collaborating, the Waste Warriors have gotten to know each other better, and appreciate one another’s strengths, and even weaknesses. Even though we are each equipped in different areas of expertise, we can work together to help bring about a change in something we’re all passionate about.
Our current team has a good variety of skills. We have a responsible organizer, a writer, a confident speaker, and an accurate human calculator. And of course, a special thank you to our advisor, Mrs. Olivier, for always supporting us and keeping us inspired.
The Next Chapter
Our first step would be to recruit more Waste Warriors. Anyone can become a Waste Warrior, and help contribute to our cause. We will spread awareness throughout our school and beyond by having “Wasteless Wednesdays” where we will personally supervise and rinses cans so that they can be recycled easily.
Anyone can come and join us, and in return, they get a t-shirt with our name and logo. We hope to get funding for the t-shirts by getting money for our shirts per the time that we serve on our Wasteless Wednesdays. We hope to put the Wasteless Wednesdays into action soon.
The 2019-20 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2020. 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.