Clovelly Public School
We are working on our vege garden, auditing our power and water use, and monitoring our waste/recycling. Also known as Green Garden Team, Power Patrol, Waste & Water Warriors.
Classroom waste is now monitored across the school. Some choose to compost their Crunch n Sip. We are attempting to reduce litter and to increase the diversion of recyclables into the correct bins while preventing contamination of those bins. We are also introducing Waste-Free Wednesdays where we focus on whether packaging can be eliminated or a recyclable or even better a reusable substituted.
We now have a weekly roster for classes to tend our plot of 6 vegetable gardens and will move on to our 3 other outdoor learning areas. Students weed, plant, or re-plant herbs, veges, or small trees that have sprouted.
We audit unecessary use of electricity, currently at break times, through te Power Patrol. This follows from the 4K 2014 NSW gov't Climate Change Energy Saver Scheme, where we won local council awards in the energy project and student empowerment categories. We focussed on the unnecessary use of lighting and technology, and our Energy Ninjas audited other classes and prepared advisory calling cards. They also identified hot spots around the school and we minimised our use of power in the classroom, which we continue to do.
We sorted our separated our waste. More than 20 per cent of our waste was food that could have been eaten or composted. That’s the same as throwing out one in every five bags of groceries.
WE ARE CELEBRATING ENVIROWEEK
We are leading into a whole school Waste-Free focus for Term 4, a BBQ for my class with hamburger garden produce, and class pizza parties where targets are met.