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.