In Term 2 our school collected rubbish for our annual waste audit. We had to take all our rubbish and recycling to the hall to see what was able to be sustainably discarded, and what was going to be landfill. We sorted all of the rubbish into boxes by their different type. Eg, organic waste, recycling, landfill. We weighed & recorded them one by one. The landfill was 200g. If the paper towels were included it would have been 600g. Last year it was 900 grams. Tony, our Enviro Schools expert, was very surprised. At the end of the day the results were great and we should be proud of what we do at North Loburn School. We need to continue to remember to put our waste in the right place!
By Cate, Sophia & Grace
For two sessions we had Lesley Ottey from Eco Educate come to talk to us. She was taught us how to make t-shirt bags. We joined with our Year 7-8 class and they helped us make no-sew bags from old t-shirts. These upcycled reusable bags are being handed out in community with the important message about reducing single use plastic. Some went to the hardworking volunteers at budget services and some have also gone to some local RTLBs to use as teaching kits. The bulk are for sale, gold coin , at CBK in Kaiapoi with money going to Kaiapoi food forest. We are making these no sew bags because we are trying to reduce the amount of single use plastic bags and generally just plastic we use. It also reduces our landfill.
By Sarah, Hayley, Sophie, Katie, Jorja