Students bring ‘green’ message home

PENAMPANG: Students from SM St Michael here have brought their environmental awareness out from school and spread it to family members.

For Kimberly Perera, 14, who is in form two, the campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags is one of the main priorities for her family, especially when going out to the market or grocery shops.

“My family and I will use recycled bags each time we go out to shop or buy things from groceries because we want to make the campaign a success.

“I have learnt many things about pollution caused by plastics and we, the students are trying to spread awareness to everyone, including villagers near the school,” she said.

According to science and physics teacher Jennifer Asing who is involved in the school’s environmental activities, students of SM St Michael are also collecting rubbish from houses near the school every morning.

“Apart from collecting rubbish, we also have students from our school’s Kelab Pencinta Alam and Kelab Kebajikan cleaning the rivers of Putaton and Kibambangan once a month.

“We started the program to clean the rivers in April as one of the environmental activities to educate students and the people around both rivers,” she said at the launching ceremony of  the No Plastic Bags campaign at the school yesterday.

Jennifer said the school welcomed any environmental activity that would better educate the younger generation.

by Mariah Doksil.

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