Students at Parkview Elementary have created a treasure with trash. A group of 10 fifth graders in Cher Sten’s extended learning program, or ELP class, molded school and household plastic waste into a mosaic to send the message to classmates — “Consume Less."

The idea for the mural began after a discussion about climate change, plastic pollution and its implications on earth after the class watched a video of activist Greta Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations and a National Geographic documentary about our plastic polluted oceans.