Lent inspires school students to be more environmentally aware

Written by on March 6, 2019

Ginger is an inspiration

Mercedes College Year 8 student Ginger Cooke’s motivation to reduce her emission during Lent has inspired half a dozen of her classmates to make the same promise.

The students will look at how they can reduce single use plastic, such being more conscious about what they buy at the shops and bringing a nude lunchbox to school, as well as opting for the bus over a car ride to school.

Mercedes College Year 8 students, Juliana and Ginger (right) have made a promise for Lent

Ginger plans to keep a diary on her progress and reflect on her day by making notes on any future environmental changes she could make.

At Mercedes College Lent celebrates the college’s Mercy tradition of service and is about what people can improve on, do better in and give more of whilst celebrating their individuality rather than focusing on simply ‘giving something up’.

The College will place glass jars in significant areas around the college filled with Lenten promises by students and staff, as a visual reminder to remain committed to their promise.

The students will attend one of several prayer services being offered today for Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent.

Ginger hopes that her efforts will inspire and encourage even more people to consider their carbon footprint and act to reduce waste.

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