Waste Case Study- 2011 Green Achievements at CSPS

In changing our waste behaviours, Caufield South Primary School hase experienced many great achievements this year including the reduction of paper waste, and a co-mingled recycling collection. The success of the ‘Nude Food Wednesdays’ program has been a stand out. We would like to acknowledge our parents for their continued support of this important waste reduction program. With the aim being to become a rubbish free school in 2012, we will promote Nude Food during the kinder/Prep transition program, and are running a fundraiser selling 4MyEarth® reusable food wraps and pockets for parents to buy in readiness for the coming year. Another standout success was the Green Parent Forum in which parents and other interested parties were invited to discuss Green initiatives at CSPS. With the support of a few dedicated parents, a selection of herbs were donated to be planted by students into 14 new wine barrel gardens, with a view to a student run composting program in 2012. Another parent is in the process of investigating kill switches to save on our electricity usage. The Student Green Team is very engaged and have many excellent ideas, including assembly promotions of Green initiatives, posters reminding students which bins to put rubbish in, a yard rubbish clean up program and so on. They have been entering our data into SETS. In terms of waste reduction, we have been monitoring our paper usage and are actively promoting co-mingled recycling in all areas of the school. Students and teachers use double sided printing and copying where possible and teachers are able to scan documents to be shown on the Interactive Whiteboards. We recycle all printer and toner cartridges and have had some success with the Mobile Muster. In 2012 we will introduce Nature’s Paper into the resource room photocopier and classroom printers, and we will also look into providing staff with fair trade tea and coffee. Caulfield South Primary School is hoping to keep the momentum going in 2012 by having the opportunity to complete the Biodiversity module. This would support our current gardening and composting situation as well as give students some real life examples to work through in their relevant PYP Inquiry Units. We are looking forward to continuing to support our students and school community in sustainability practices in 2012.  In changing our waste behaviours, Caufield South Primary School hase experienced many great achievements this year including the reduction of paper waste, and a co-mingled recycling collection. The success of the ‘Nude Food Wednesdays’ program has been a stand out. We would like to acknowledge our parents for their continued support of this important waste reduction program. With the aim being to become a rubbish free school in 2012, we will promote Nude Food during the kinder/Prep transition program, and are running a fundraiser selling 4MyEarth® reusable food wraps and pockets for parents to buy in readiness for the coming year. Another standout success was the Green Parent Forum in which parents and other interested parties were invited to discuss Green initiatives at CSPS. With the support of a few dedicated parents, a selection of herbs were donated to be planted by students into 14 new wine barrel gardens, with a view to a student run composting program in 2012. Another parent is in the process of investigating kill switches to save on our electricity usage. The Student Green Team is very engaged and have many excellent ideas, including assembly promotions of Green initiatives, posters reminding students which bins to put rubbish in, a yard rubbish clean up program and so on. They have been entering our data into SETS. In terms of waste reduction, we have been monitoring our paper usage and are actively promoting co-mingled recycling in all areas of the school. Students and teachers use double sided printing and copying where possible and teachers are able to scan documents to be shown on the Interactive Whiteboards. We recycle all printer and toner cartridges and have had some success with the Mobile Muster. In 2012 we will introduce Nature’s Paper into the resource room photocopier and classroom printers, and we will also look into providing staff with fair trade tea and coffee. Caulfield South Primary School is hoping to keep the momentum going in 2012 by having the opportunity to complete the Biodiversity module. This would support our current gardening and composting situation as well as give students some real life examples to work through in their relevant PYP Inquiry Units. We are looking forward to continuing to support our students and school community in sustainability practices in 2012.

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