Earth Day, an annual event celebrated worldwide, promotes support for environmental protection and preservation and was celebrated this year by MAST’s very own “Go Green” program. The event was geared towards ending plastic pollution and was presented by LimeBike, the Miami-Dade Department of Food and Nutrition and many other partnered organizations.
Tables set up around the border of the soccer field served as different stations for students to learn about topics such as how the University of Miami’s Eco Agency stays green at their university and how the Frost Science Museum hosts volunteer cleanup activities in Key Biscayne’s very beaches. As a marine stewardship school, MAST would like to become a zero waste school and join cities like D.C., Los Angeles, and New York City in these endeavors, with the Earth Day event shedding light on this notion.
Petitions were distributed at the event, with one asking for the installment of a water bottle filter, which will be realized on April 24 within our school fountains. All in all, students will continue to take initiative towards the right ways to maintain an environmentally-friendly campus, as well as a healthy Earth.