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As they sit among a sea of plastic bags, two Westdale students are not only helping Winnipeg’s less fortunate, but also the environment.

Grade 6 students, Eliza and Dalyn, are working with 1JustCity to make plarn, plastic yarn, out of old grocery bags. The material is then woven into carrier bags which are given to Winnipeg’s most vulnerable.

“I feel bad. I want everyone to live a good life. I am grateful that I am living a good life and I want to give back,” shared Eliza as she works on a piece of plarn.

1JustCity volunteer, and former Westdale student, Cathy Dyck helped guide the 11 year olds through the project.

They quickly picked up the skill and are determined to make a difference locally and globally.

“Plastic is a major issue in our landfill so this is good for two reasons,” said Eliza.

The duo hopes their project inspires other youth to do what they can to help make their communities a better place.

“You can think of other ways and it doesn’t take money, just time. I am happy knowing I am doing something to help others,” shared Dalyn.

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Westdale students find a unique way to give back

As they sit among a sea of plastic bags, two Westdale students are not only helping Winnipeg’s less fortunate, but also the environment.

Grade 6 students, Eliza and Dalyn, are working with 1JustCity to make plarn, plastic yarn, out of old grocery bags. The material is then woven into carrier bags which are given to Winnipeg’s most vulnerable.

“I feel bad. I want everyone to live a good life. I am grateful that I am living a good life and I want to give back,” shared Eliza as she works on a piece of plarn.

1JustCity volunteer, and former Westdale student, Cathy Dyck helped guide the 11 year olds through the project.

They quickly picked up the skill and are determined to make a difference locally and globally.

“Plastic is a major issue in our landfill so this is good for two reasons,” said Eliza.

The duo hopes their project inspires other youth to do what they can to help make their communities a better place.

“You can think of other ways and it doesn’t take money, just time. I am happy knowing I am doing something to help others,” shared Dalyn.

Learn more about 1JustCity       

Learn more Genius Hour

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