My wish is for my students to respect the planet and take action by picking up trash and creating something sustainable with that trash. The project I started last school year, as part of the Kids for Positive Change Flagship Program, addressed the problem of plastics in the school, schoolyard and on the beaches of Lake Erie. My students and I started creating "bottle bricks," plastic water bottles stuffed with plastic bags, for this year's Earthbench Project! My wish is for all of my students to become excited and engaged making their bottle bricks for the Earthbench. The entire school is involved in the project (including the 4th graders I had last year), along with our sister school, Erie Intermediate, which is on the same school campus. My wish is for my students to share what they learn about plastic pollution with their families and friends, so our school and community no longer uses plastics! Recycling plastic water bottles and bags, into bottle bricks, for our school Earthbench, is a good first step and I wish for all students and our community to become involved!