07 Sep '12, 4pm

Awesome kids alert! These middle schoolers convinced the L.A. school district to ban styrofoam

Awesome kids alert! These middle schoolers convinced the L.A. school district to ban styrofoam

She’s an adorable child who just wants to live on a clean planet. He’s a giant pile of styrofoam. They fight crime. Anyone who thinks that kids don’t care about anything but eating uncooked ramen and playing video games clearly underestimated the kids of Thomas Starr King Middle School in Los Angeles. Their interests include uncooked ramen, playing video games, building a tower of styrofoam, and getting so grossed out by it that they launch a letter-writing campaign and eventually convince the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to become the first school district in the nation to ban styrofoam . LAUSD has 900 schools, so that is a shitload of single-use disposable plastic that is no longer going to our nation’s landfills and generally marching us one step closer to living on pilings over the sea. How it all started: Students at King’s environmental studies magnet ...

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