To reduce what SCEGGS sends to landfill we have installed a box to recycle highlighters, mechanical pencils, markers, permanent markers and caps. The box is located in the Secondary Library. Tamsin Hughes will be looking after what goes in this box. We look forward to your "end of life" donations and thank you for helping to reduce the waste produced by SCEGGS.
Maailma Environment Committee
In 1974 the United Nations proclaimed June 5 as World Environment Day. The aim of the day is to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for 2019 is air pollution.
In the Secondary School, the focus of Monday’s assembly was on how the individual can make a difference. Mark Piwkowski, CEO of Quayclean, was our special guest explaining the state of recycling in Australia and how our waste is recycled. His take home message was, as consumers, we need to think carefully about what we purchase so as not to create the waste in the first place. A group of Maailma girls created a video on how the small changes they make can make a difference to the waste in the school.
In Form meetings this week, Maailma girls will be going to Year meetings to run a Kahoot quiz on how waste is recycled through the various bins at school.
During lunchtime, the girls are experimenting with the GIS Locater app to photograph and map rubbish left around the school. This will help us determine if we have bins located in the correct areas and the right mix of bins to minimise the rubbish left around the school. Some of the Staff and students will be positioned at the bins to help educate the community on what goes into what bin.
The Year 7 Form groups are having a competition to see who can come up with the best message for the environment and decoration of the paper bins in their classrooms.
For more information about World Environment day click here.
What can you do to make a change for the environment?
Maailma Environment Club
Maalima is always on the lookout for the climate action campaigns and raising awareness in the media of our current society. The latest comes in an innovative feature documentary by award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) as he embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet.
Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.
Drawing on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future. The film is both entertaining and educational, with the end goal being to inspire action and change. Nowadays, many academics believe that people become inactive or paralysed on this topic because it all just feels too overwhelming and alarming.
However, 2040 is an aspirational film full of hope about the possibility to make changes that will shift the course for humanity and the planet. This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible.
We encourage you to watch the movie and have conversations about it with your friends and family. It will be available in cinemas from today. Palace Cinemas are offering free entry for school age students. The offer is for one child per paying adult at any Palace Cinema over this weekend. Enjoy!
Nathalie Wilder, Camilla Keenan and Sophie Hilton