Wavell State High School
We are growing an enviro-conscious school community through a range of small achievable projects. We are planting trees (lots), we are recycling our clean waste, we are reusing by holding our first car boot sale, we are holding up-cycling workshops and we are making pledges to raise awareness because we believe everyone can make one small change, which adds up to make a big difference!
We introduced a number of Yellow top recycle bins around the school campus as well as a bulk wheelie bin to collect waste paper from classrooms, offices and print rooms. Every class has a corflute recycle box from Arc which gets emptied into the recycle bins.
The horticulture boyz with Mr Watt and Mr Boaler are leading the way. The Bush Tucker Garden is getting bigger by the year - there is shade and fruit and a green space to enjoy! Come plant more threes this year - our record was 70 trees in one hour - can we beat that?
We have launched our Solar at Wavell project which is aimed at replacing up to 80% of our energy needs with solar power over the next 5 to 6 years. The project is being done in conjunction with the Brisbane City Council SELN forum and a facebook page was created to give updates and raise awareness. Sponsorship is being sought for the installation of solar panels and purchase of batteries.
A packaged lunch box contains three pieces of waste. In a year that fills a 240-litre wheelie bin. We make a lot of waste!
WE ARE CELEBRATING ENVIROWEEK
We are holding whole school assemblies to share all the activities we have done and to promote our Waste Warrior poster competition.