Local students tackle global sustainability issues

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Left to right: Khushi Bimbrahw, Parvin Malhi, Abnash Bassi, Sarvan Gill , Pranav Agnihotri, Dryden Wiebe, Mr. Iachetta
Left to right: Khushi Bimbrahw, Parvin Malhi, Abnash Bassi, Sarvan Gill , Pranav Agnihotri, Dryden Wiebe, Mr. Iachetta
Left to right: Khushi Bimbrahw, Parvin Malhi, Abnash Bassi, Sarvan Gill , Pranav Agnihotri, Dryden Wiebe, Mr. Iachetta

A group of students from the Delta School District have taken action on sustainability issues with the aim of raising awareness of that could quite possibly solve the world’s plastic pollution problem.

Seaquam Secondary School students created winning entries in the Young Reporters for the Environment Competition in two age categories. Abnash Bassi, Parvin Malhi and Khushi Bimbrahw won the Junior competition age 11-14 with a video submission while Pranav Agnihotri, Sarvan Gill and Dryden Wiebe won the Senior competition age 15-18 with a photo submission.

“Our Government has to take a hardline stance,” the winning Senior report stated with a power image of planting a tree inside of a Starbucks platic cup. It continued with urging Government to, “enforce the change by limiting plastic production and sales, funding research into plastic alternatives and being more involved with pushing the public towards simple solutions like cloth bags and metal containers.”

As Canada’s winning entry, the students are automatically entered into an international competition for a chance to present to global leaders at the United Nations during an upcoming summit.  Students from 27 countries participated in the project internationally, submitting over 14,000 entires.