Aside from practically focusing on food, water, and plastic consumption on the weeklong adventure, activities included snorkeling with whales, sailing, workshops and plastic-free product making. The workshops covered topics such as purpose, environmental activism, and consumption. Thanks to Kate, there was also yoga and meditation sessions run daily.
Mer-School is a prime example of an innovative solution to education and activism. It firstly engages and empowers individuals in a practical, fun way outdoors, doing more than a packaged holiday around a pool (not that there’s anything wrong with that). It also changes people’s perception of education, which is essential considering education is suggested to be the key to a sustainable future.
For future trips, Mer-School is looking for businesses to pitch their waste or sustainability issues, which future participants will then work on for the week. There are also options for companies to sponsor places in the school, in exchange for sustainability consulting or collaboration. This is one of the ways that Sara and Kate believe the school can be more accessible and diverse.
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