A team of happy waste auditors worked this week on analysing the waste that we make in one day here at North Loburn. Waste for the day was collected and sorted into like piles such as landfill, recycling and organic material. It was weighed, recorded and compared to previous year's results. We have results going back to 2010 and it's quite interesting to see how initiatives introduced have impacted our waste reduction. Toni Watts, our fabulous Enviro Schools Advisor, lead the team through this process. There was a lot to consider, compare and think about. They were pleased overall with the results, and have a few action points to follow up to refine and improve what we are doing!
Seeds, seeds and more seeds! A couple of NLS artists painted some upcycled old school desks to use in the Oxford, Kaiapoi and Rangiora library. They will be used for storing seed in a new seed exchange programme. Check out the desks and the article from the paper.