All Saints teacher, students share about plastics pollution

Courtesy Photo All Saints Catholic School teacher Alicia Dietz and two of her students recently gave a presentation to the Alpena Lions Club about plastics pollution. Pictured are Lions President Paulette Roznowski, Dietz and students Kayla Wagner and Janie Beaubien.

Alicia Dietz, junior high teacher at All Saints Catholic School, was the speaker at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club.

She was accompanied by six of her students. Two of the students, Kayla Wagner and Janie Beaubien, assisted her. Program chair for the meeting was Bernie Lamp III.

Dietz reported on a school project which she founded three-and-a-half years ago at All Saints. The project is to educate the public about the harmful effect that plastics have for all.

Noting that locally only about 10 percent of plastics are recycled, she and her students detailed the damage plastics do to the area.

They also told the Lions about the various methods they use to clean up plastics locally. In this regard, they produce posters for general display and for storm drains.

They regularly clean-up the Thunder Bay walkway and other areas. They also cooperate with NOAA, Besser Museum and others in educating the public on the damage done to all by plastics pollution.

The program included good discussion with the Lions on plastics pollution.