The theme for our PLC at school is Eco- Schools. As a department we needed a way to get a message to the school about the lack of recycling the school has and a way to mobilize the staff and students to get involved. We are using humour to look at how the current situation and attitudes in the school are. A waste diversion program called “These Come From Trees” is also featured in the video which i brought to Cedarbrae. We also decided on getting the home forms to write letters asking the TDSB to get involved in recycling programs board wide.
This movie was a way the staff was actually involved but this is a perfect media to get students involved to facilitate change as well. I have done similar projects in science and chemistry classes where they students must look at the environmental and societal impacts of chemicals or processes. The students came up with very good videos.