Plastic Awareness Week, an environmental curriculum program by One More Generation (OMG), is coming to Sophia Academy the week of January 23-27. The purpose of the program is to provide factual information about the types of plastic pollution created in America and to suggest simple changes Americans can incorporate into their daily lives which will have an immediate impact on the environment. Through hands-on learning, the hope is that families will begin to understand the amount of plastic trash that is accumulated on a daily basis and the impact that it has on the environment and human health.
The event will last for a week, with each day bringing the children new facts and information on the dangers and harm that plastic cause and ideas on how they and their family can reduce, reuse, recycle and renew the earth’s resources. The week wraps up on Friday, January 27th at 3pm for a full student gathering where they will discuss what they learned for the week, have a surprise visit from a special guest, build a unique Art Sculpture out of all of their plastic trash, and hear from OMG founders Carter and Olivia (ages 10 and 9) about how we can all make a difference.
One More Generation is a nonprofit organization founded by two elementary students out of Fayetteville, Georgia, whose goal is to help clean up the environment while saving endangered species for at least One More Generation… and beyond. Sophia Academy incorporates this program as a part of its initiative to be a green school. The school has achieved Energy Star status for the past two years and came in second in the state in last year’s Green Cup Challenge.