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Environmental Sustainability at Warradale Primary School

The students, staff and parent community are committed to the continual improvement of the environment and to reduce our school’s carbon footprint. As part of this commitment the school has undertaken a number of responsibilities in ensuring that our impact on the environment and in particular the reduction in land fill dumping of waste is reduced. The school has taken the responsibility for a number of recycling projects that are managed by class groups from Reception to Year 7. They include:-

Project 1:- Ink Cartridges. These are collected on behalf of ‘Close the Loop” (Melbourne based community group) who ensure that the cartridges are broken down and recycled.

Project 2:- Bottle and Cans. The school recycles all plastic drink bottles cans and milk and juice cartons that display the coin refundable logo. The money received is used by the school to purchase sports equipment.

Project 3:- Vegetable Garden: - The school has eight vegetable garden plots for growing vegetables and herbs. Each class provides compost from lunch scraps for the gardens. The excess produce is given away to community members.

Project 4:-Energy conservation:-The school has installed water saving devices on all wash basins, drinking fountains and toilet facilities. Solar panels have been installed on two buildings and records of electricity consumption can be monitored by the students through the curriculum (e.g. Maths, Science). The school is also participates in community forums relating to environmental issues both locally and state wide. Student representatives have attended youth forums and conferences organised by the Natural Resource Management Education department of the state government.

Project 5:- Kerbside Recycling: - The school is involved with the local council's recycling program where paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, newspapers, and hard plastics are collected on a fortnightly basis.

 

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