Hello World! Today we had a day of thinking and planning. We made some big decisions and big plans. We can’t share them just yet because our teacher, Mr. Mendes, and our Principal Ms. Miller, are telling us we have to go through the right “channels” and be “appropriate.” Hah! Who knew he was gonna let us watch TV at school! Channels are the like the thing you have to go through before you can say and do what you really want to do. It’s the patient and polite way to do things (so we are told).
Anyway, we can you a little sneak peak at what we’re up to. Here goes!
We’ve noticed a problem with most of the restaurants, theaters, and basic businesses all up and down Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. We’ve noticed that these places don’t offer recycling to their customers — us! We’re not just blaming them. We’re trying to understand what’s going on here. Our teachers tell us NOT to play the blame game. They tell us to look for complicated answers to problems and not just for the simple ones. They tell us to dig deeper and use our brains.
So, we called a few businesses and asked the owners why they don’t offer recycling. We got the same answer from two businesses. “There just isn’t enough space in my place to store all the recycling that would stack up over time.” Another owner said the same thing too! Well, GEARITY’S EARTH PROTECTORS have seen a problem and Trinity, Haven and Jadrian have suggested a solution.
We are going to research this issue more and then write up a proposal. That means plan for you kids out there. We’ll take this plan to the mayor and city council of Cleveland Heights. Since there is an election coming up in two weeks we thought we’d share our plan with some of the candidate. They’re always talk “green” this and “green” that. Well, let’ see if the can “talk the talk” and “walk the walk”. Maybe they will work with us and represent what we want. We can’t vote yet BUT we are citizens!!!! And, we think, no, we KNOW we have some really amazing ideas and solutions!
So, stay tuned on this one. We hope to make the news and we hope a city council candidate will visit us at our class. In fact, we are inviting any Cleveland Heights councilman or councilwoman or candidate running for council to come to our class, room 205, Gearity Professional Development School at 2323 Wrenford Rd. in University Heights to discuss our proposal. We want to do this ASAP! CAll us at 216 371 6515 to make an appointment with our Advisor Mr. Mendes
No time to waste, since we need to get back to working on our proposal, and our Math, and Spelling and Writing and Reading and Science…well…you get the picture. We’re kinda busy. But not too busy to protect the earth! If we don’t…who will?
GEARITY’S EARTH PROTECTORS