Walk with environmental wisdom

Garbagebusters club at Arrowview Elementary has ribbon cutting

Qualicum Beach public works superintendent Al Cameron cuts the ribbon to officially open the Walk of Thought.

Qualicum Beach public works superintendent Al Cameron cuts the ribbon to officially open the Walk of Thought.

The next time you walk down a section of the paved path beside Bennett Road in Qualicum Beach, look down at your feet. What you see should give you something to think about, maybe a few of them.

That’s because the Garbage Busters club at Arrowview Elementary School has turned it into what they’re calling a Walk of Thought.

The Grade 4 students, said teacher Jodi Waters, wrote messages on a series of giant footprints painted by town staff, containing nuggets of environmental wisdom such as: garbage cans want to be used; animals don’t litter, so we shouldn’t either; keeping our forests and water clean helps all living things.

There are more and Waters and her team are hoping Qualicum Beach residents will take a moment to reflect on what the students have to say and maybe, just maybe, do things a little differently because of it.

Waters noted the path still has enough room for at least two more years of the program.

 

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