On Monday, April 24, as part of the Academy’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, the Geography and Leadership classes participated in our annual Earth Day cleanup. Students and staff cleaned the area around our building and our neighbouring park. This year’s focus was plastic pollution. Students learned about the issues that are created when plastic ends up in our waterways and oceans. Many students were surprised by the number of small plastic pieces that were found on the ground. These pieces of garbage would otherwise not be picked up, but would remain in the environment for a very long time. Students had the opportunity to see, first hand, how every action affects our local ecosystem. This cleanup was done in conjunction with the City of Toronto’s “Clean Toronto Together – Spring Cleanup”.

Check out more photos from this event on our Facebook page!

Annual Earth Day Cleanup

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