Writing the last blog post on litter reminded me that back in 2008 the Gravesend Group sponsored and helped organise a “Green Day” at Holy Trinity School in Gravesend. All of the pupils took part in a wide range of activities and workshops. One of the workshops was about replacing plastic carrier bags with re-usable natural bags. Somehow we got hold of lots of cheap cotton bags and we asked the pupils to decorate them with signs of nature and slogans.
I remember that the children enjoyed this workshop very much and I wonder if any of the bags are in use. Despite all of the talk from politicians though we are still producing and discarding millions of plastics bags into our environment. Many of the children that we worked with that day will soon be able to vote. Let’s hope they vote for nature.