Forest Avenue School celebrated Earth Day last Friday, April 20. The SCA helped organize three composting presentations for students from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil. The children learned how to reduce waste and save money at home and at school by composting food and yard waste. Compost is a natural fertilizer and can be easily made with veggies such as carrot tops, broccoli stems and other food scraps; tea bags, coffee grounds, biodegradable disposable dishes, dry leaves, shrubbery trimmings and grass clippings among other kitchen and yard waste.
During the program students ate fruits and collected their banana peels, apple cores, watermelon rinds, etc. Later on all students visited the school’s compost bin to contribute their food waste. The final comp0st will be used in the school’s gardens.
I like that school children become part of the various projects concerning the protection of the environment. I think that education is the best way to raise awareness about environmental issues. That’s why I appreciate the initiative launched by the authorities of my native Toronto who decided to organize a number of biodiversity workshops and other attractions so all of us could learn a little bit more about the protection and conservation of biodiversity in our province.