Baker Drive Elementary School Wins Local MP's Litterless Lunch Challenge

Today in the House of Commons, Fin Donnelly, MP (New Westminster–Coquitlam & Port Moody) announced that Ms. Mackay’s kindergarten/grade one class from Baker Drive Elementary School in Coquitlam won this year’s Litterless Lunch Challenge. They went an astounding 100% litter-free for an entire week.

Each year, Donnelly challenges classes from schools across his riding to go litter-free during Waste Reduction Week (October 17-21).

This year, over 50 classes from Baker Drive, F.W. Howay, Lord Baden-Powell, Moody, Ranch Park, Rochester and Maillard Middle participated in the second annual Litterless Lunch Challenge.

“My sincere thanks go out to the students, teachers and parents who made this year’s challenge such a success,” said Donnelly in the House. He offered a special thanks to the Green Team at Maillard Middle for coordinating their entire school’s participation in the challenge.

“Controlling our waste is a key part of sustainable living – it affects our land use, water and air quality,” said Donnelly. “With the average elementary school producing over 20,000 pounds of lunch waste per year, I am pleased that so many classes participated in this year’s Litterless Lunch Challenge and look forward to next year’s competition.”