Countryside Cares & Green Club Join Forces...
Caring for Oceans by Taking the RE SUP CHALLENGE
In honor of World Water Day and Earth Day, Countryside Elementary students and community will take the RE SUP Challenge, which is a fun, simple way to engage individuals and families. It involves sorting and counting the different types of plastic a household uses over the course of one week. The core element is a consumer-plastic assessment chart, designed to give people baseline data on their current weekly consumption. After establishing a baseline, participants then set actionable goals for reducing plastic usage.
DIRECTIONS TO TAKE THE RE SUP CHALLENGE
RE SUP grids and logs will go home in Friday folders THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 17.
Students can determine what week they would like to have their family take the challenge.
Completed grids and logs must be returned by Friday, April 28 TO THE OFFICE (STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO MAIL IN GRIDS – COUNTRYSIDE CARES CLUB WILL COLLECT COMPLETED GRIDS AND MAIL IN ALL TOGETHER)
Students who complete the challenge will be mailed a free RE SUP kit, which includes a stainless steel water bottle, stainless steel straw, bag, stainless steel take-out container.
World Water Day (March 22) focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, while Earth Day (April 22) supports environmental protection.
Single-use plastic makes up half the estimated 300 million tons of plastic produced annually worldwide. That’s 150 million tons manufactured merely to be thrown away. Not all plastics are bad, but we believe convenience plastics aren’t worth the environmental damage they cause. Plastic production has increased by an average of 5% during each of the past 20 years. The only sustainable way to reverse this trend is changing consumer behavior.