Waste Not What Not ️
The French SIS class, started following Benoit Lecomte, a French-born long distance swimmer who previously swam across the Atlantic Ocean 20 years ago to raise awareness for cancer and pay tribute to his father. Despite the fact that he said he would never do that again, on June 5th, 2018, Mr. Lecomte swam off in the Pacific Ocean from Choshi Japan in the hopes of making it to California. He estimates his venture will take him approximately 6 months. The motivation behind his swim this time, is to raise awareness of all the plastic waste and excessive human garbage that pollutes our ocean waters.
When school started back in September 2018, our class was eagerly intrigued to find out how Mr. Lecomte and his team were doing, and we continued to track his movements. We were taken back by the amount of plastic he found in the ocean, and how it affects us all. It prompted us to do an outdoor activity with all SIS classes, where we took a walk outside in our own ‘backyard’, and looked for plastic items that were littering our parking lot. In a matter of 15 minutes, we gathered 1 garbage bag full of plastic matter that was recyclable.
We were compelled to contact Éco-Quartier, a non-profit organization that aims to educate the Montreal population in proper recycling methods. Mme Émilie Ould-Acluche met with our SIS students to better educate us on what is recyclable, what is waste, what is compostable, and what should be sent to local Eco-Centers (such as batteries, computers, cell phones). ️ #benlecomtetheswim #greenplanet #recycle #reuse #reduce #galileopride - 5 hours ago