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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Our Eco unit is about to begin and we plan to experience, reflect and make change. It's the only way to go.

 

Some videos to get you started - Dear Future Generations from Prince EA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRLJscAlk1M 

 

Two initial padlets to get you thinking and reflecting

 

https://padlet.com/StSylvester/ecofoodcourt

 

https://padlet.com/StSylvester/unboxedbtc 

 

Our basic 4 day plan is below

 

 

Pre – eco quiz   and eco attitudinal survey – this might be interesting to see whether their opinions change by end
 
Pre videos – story of stuff
 
Bbc earth series
 
Day 1 – How it takes leadership to reduce stuff – Scarborough  town centre food court vs yorkdale food court
 
WHY the reduction in garbage matters  share stats
 
Take a way – how can THEY reduce their footprint – brainstorm examples – take out containers including  subway, restaurants, nutrition program etc - From our experience today, we hope some of you will start bringing your own containers to the food court and ask for your food to go in there instead of just taking the wasteful packaging.
 
Day 1 padlet is below and remember to consider watching CBC's market place tonight. It's all about reducing packaging.
 
 
 
Day 2 – immersed in shopping – maybe start with baremarket out in west end – example of how retailers make a difference; longos to see difference from bare market
 
Take away – how they can reduce their footprint in buying habits for groceries
 
 
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Day 3 – why it’s so important to keep our earth as it is
 
Go to 3 sites of natural beauty in Toronto – Rouge and get to  the water;   Edwards gardens or Sherwood park; centre island or ashbridges bay    try to journal or sketch in each one
 
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 Day 4 - Fast Fashion Clothing Swap
 
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Final artifact – photo essay – we can encourage them to take pics throughout and their final artifact documents their learning.