Trash Quilt

Some projects are a year in the making, including our Trash Quilt. Piecing it together was truly a community effort.

Last year’s 8th graders spent time during LEAP Week collecting trash at Crescent Beach. Then, with the support of their Science and Art teachers and advisors, they created cyanotype prints of each item of trash and researched facts about ocean pollution and the environment. A few examples include:

The majority of oil pollution in the ocean comes from stormwater runoff, not from oil spills. The largest floating garbage patch in the ocean is between Hawaii and California. Over one million seabirds are killed by ocean pollution each year.

This fall, we asked current parent Carolyn Noyes to help us back and band the quilt, which was installed two weeks ago. Every time we walk by, we are reminded of the beautiful setting in which we live and work, and the importance of taking care of our planet.

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