No More Plastic is a fictional story set in Prince Edward Island, but students can take real action this Earth Day against plastic waste and support the Prince Edward Island Mi'kmaw community to undertake important conservation work in Mi'kmaw traditional territory.
For the first 100 No More Plastic book sets sold, a donation of $300 will be made in the name of participating schools to Mi’kmaw-led conservation work in Prince Edward Island.
This unique opportunity has been made possible by The Schad Foundation, a leading supporter of youth environmental education. No school fundraising is required.
What kind of Indigenous-led conservation activities will you be supporting?
One example is the work the PEI Mi'kmaq have been doing with partners toward the establishment of a new protected area in the region known as Pituamkek. It is home to important Mi'kmaw cultural sites, endangered species, and some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere. The PEI First Nations have proposed the area could become a new national park reserve.
Learn More about Pituamkek.
A Message from Hon. Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
Team up with John J. Sark Memorial School on Lennox Island on April 22.
Sonya White, Executive Director, OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation, will be moderating this special event.
We're hosting a Virtual classroom party! Schools in Ontario are asked to prepare a short 1-2 minute video, or 3-4 slides (PowerPoint or Google Slides) documenting their school community’s clean-up activities and highlight any special strategies their school uses to reduce waste or protect local habitats. Questions for students in PEI are also welcome. Lennox Island has its own Mi’kmaq elementary school, called John J. Sark Memorial School with six classrooms: a K-4, kindergarten and combined classrooms for grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 and Mi’kmaq Language and Culture classroom. Get the details on our Special Events page.
Thanks Pajama Press!
The first 25 orders of No More Plastic book sets will receive a special copy of the hardcover book for their school library–signed by author/ Illustrator Alma Fullerton.
Due to anticipated higher volumes and shipping, the deadline for school orders is: Friday, March 25, 2022. Click here to get started.