Students in the LEAF (Lakefield Environmental Action Force) group officially introduced the Let’s Reset campaign and gave an important presentation to our school community in today’s Chapel.
Waste has increased worldwide during COVID-19 due to the necessary demands of safety measures. This includes increased waste on campus. LCS is considered a healthcare facility and must follow the appropriate health care regulations. This means that our dining hall cannot use normal plates or cutlery, but instead has been offering disposable alternatives. With climate change being more relevant than ever, we need to take action to review our daily activities and the damage which waste can cause. One impactful improvement which the LEAF students identified is increasing our composting to the predicted 25 compost bins per week which should be filled.
LEAF put together a fun Kahoot quiz for students to help differentiate what garbage, recycling and compostable materials are and how to dispose of waste properly on campus. For example, the compostable food boxes, once emptied, are stacked on a provided table so that they can later be collected and composted. New waste stations have been installed at Upper and Lower Hadden to help encourage proper disposal.
This week, waste stations were also installed in our pilot houses: Moodie, Uplands and Cooper. Cooper House created a fun instructional video to demonstrate the correct use of the compost bins. Each house has a designated area to collect empty containers. Volunteer opportunities are available for students to collect containers or to sign up as a Peer Educator in the Dining Hall.
Together, we can have an impact and make a positive difference.
“Let’s Reset. We’re all in this together. The world needs LCS now more than ever.” - Mr. Arsenault
Thank you to our pilot residential houses for being leaders in setting up a great example for our community. A special shout out also goes to our student LEAF ambassadors for being leaders and contributing their time to educate their house members on this important issue.
Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.
We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations. Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.