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Environmentally-Fluent Student Compost Movement

2015-11-26-09.55.46What started as the group project for the Intermediate Grades 7/8 boys’ FIRST Lego Robotics team has expanded yet again! Organic compost collection in the Intermediate Division has been running for a few months now, and has been an unqualified success.

The Grades 5/6 classrooms have participated eagerly thus far, and Grade 7 classrooms begin their collection this week, with the Grade 8s to follow. Hot on the heels of Mentor’s latest waste audit, students are becoming more aware of the impact that their food scraps have when discarded in a landfill. This effort is also a great contribution to help Mentor College become certified as an Ontario Ecoschool.

Congratulations to the students and staff of Mentor College for being environmentally conscious models for other schools!