Carnegie Primary School prides itself on it’s commitment to improving our conservation of resources and to reduce our ecological footprint. In 2008 we participated in the Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) and water efficiency measures were identified and implemented. Last year, Carnegie Primary also embarked on the journey to become a 5 star resource school by participating in The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative. This has given us further opportunities to build on our existing environmental achievements.
- Reduce, Re-use and Recycling programs.
- Vegetable Gardens. Each term, a year level across the school is given “ownership” of the veggie patches. Children enjoy planting, harvesting and cooking their own produce with many valuable learning outcomes.
- Free range chooks which help to re use food scraps in return for fresh eggs!
- “Nude” food days. In an effort to reduce our waste stream children are encouraged to reduce their food packaging and the school has weekly “nude” food days.
- Whole school support of international and federal environmental initiatives such as “Earth Hour”, “Walk To School Day”, “World Tree Day.”
- Re-vegetating our school grounds and increasing biodiversity. Last year in 2008, we planted a small forest of indigenous eucalypts.
- The Environment Club consisting of interested students meets weekly to plan and implement environmental action. i.e. propagation of plants, bottling worm waste for fertilizer and art work.