ICGL in Action

The Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) Student Council hosts a monthly Thoughtful Thursday event to bring awareness to issues of Waste, this year’s annual global theme. 

On Dec. 5, ICGL Council members showed their fellow students how to create their own holiday gifts and reduce the need for buying new products. With the holiday season approaching, students provided the Pace community a way to reduce their holiday waste and utilize many of the products individuals already own.

Students demonstrated how to create homemade hand scrub using three simple ingredients and reusable containers. Be on the lookout for other great DIY gift ideas in next week’s School News as we tackle the Year of Waste.

This week, Upper Schoolers Laura Arenth, Lane Brickley and Caroline Janki have been collecting new and gently used clothes to benefit Bloom Closet, which provides a dignified, free shopping experience to foster families. Friday, Nov. 22, is the final day to donate. 

Look for collection boxes at the Lower, Middle and Upper School entrances. In addition, a car to collect donations will be parked in the Middle and Upper School carpool lane on Friday, Nov. 22.

The Isdell Center Global Leadership’s Year of Waste continues! Pace’s soft-plastic collection drive in October was a huge success, and we want to keep it going. You may continue to drop off grocery bags, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags and other soft plastics in a collection bin located just inside the third-floor entrance of the Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School. 

In addition, Peachtree Church has joined forces with the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), a Pace partner, to host a collection drive for hard-to-recycle materials from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. View a full list of recyclable materials here. Grocery stores such as Publix, Whole Foods and Kroger also recycle soft plastics. 

As part of the third grade's community engagement project, the ICGL will collect extra Halloween candy at Lower School carpool on Monday, Nov. 4.

The candy collected will be donated to Pace community engagement partner Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) to go in snack bags third graders made during their Halloween party. SHA will distribute the bags to food-relief organizations across Atlanta.

Pace recently adopted a section of the Atlanta Beltline's Southside Trail. Join Upper School service lead Allison Silverboard and Associate Director of the ICGL Ted Ward on Sunday, Nov. 10, as they tour and clean-up this new section of interim trail.  

Following the morning’s activities, the group will grab lunch at the Beacon in Grant Park, located directly off the trail, and explore how the community is undergoing a wave of redevelopment. Students should sign up for the event on MobileServe or contact Mr. Ward and meet in Pace’s back parking lot at 11 a.m. to take a Pace minibus to the trail site. 

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