Lower School Students have launched an initiative to call awareness to the problem of microplastics in our oceans. They have joined Stamford students and Sound Waters for the Million Bottle Cap Challenge. This project will raise awareness and hopefully reduce plastics going into Long Island Sound. Plastic bottle caps are among the top five trash items that are deadly for sea life! Lower School student council members have made presentations to both Lower and Upper School at morning meeting, outlining the project and instituting a call to action. This week, the winter term Student Council began to brainstorm ways to add even more energy to the project. Throughout the rest of the school year, students and families are encouraged to collect all different kinds of hard plastic bottle caps (i.e. water, juice, milk, peanut butter, ketchup, toothpaste, shampoo, detergent etc...) and bring them in. You can find receptacles in the Main Office, Study Hall, the Library, the Lower School Walkway each morning, and also in the Kindergarten classroom. The Kindergarteners will be keeping count: as of January 9th, we have 2,291 caps!