World Environment Day

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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