Fair Trade Bake Sale

On a sunny Wednesday, students hurried to get some sherbet -with fair trade sugar!-, muffins -fair trade sugar, bananas and chocolate, brownies -fair trade sugar and cocoa and even shortbread -fair trade sugar. Success! $106 more in our solar panels fund. Well done to all the bakers.

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Paper For Trees

P4T logoOtago schools and preschools did a great job diverting paper and cardboard from landfill in 2016. They have:
bullet Diverted 311 tonnes of paper and cardboard from landfill
bullet Prevented 1,678 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being produced in landfill
bullet Saved 2,486 cubic metres of landfill space
bullet Earned 1,300 native trees thanks to the Paper4Trees Scheme.

We at MAC have earned 32 trees in 2016. We planted 16 and decided to carry over the other 16 to add to our 2017 earned trees and organise a school-wide plating event.

Keep up the good work with recycling!

Team Green Focus Week

  • image$100 raised at the Fair trade bake sale go to the Solar Panel fund.
  • 12 students came and watch the Film Before the Flood first part
  • 4 articles in the local medias about Team Green
  • 10 students came at lunchtime Friday to plant 16 trees
  • 32 Whanau participated and returned the quiz.

Central Otago NewsAnd so the last house competition results are:

  • 1st Barker, 161 correct answers, 4 house points
  • 2nd Pisa, 121 correct answers, 3 house points
  • 3rd Iron, 110 correct answers, 2 house points
  • 4th Roy, 84 correct answers, 1 house point

Team Green thanks everyone for their participation!

16 more trees planted

Mount Aspiring College has earned 32 trees in 2016 thanks to our paper and cardboard recycling. We planted 16 on Friday lunchtime.

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Thank you to the senior students who volunteered, to the trees sponsor Ziptrek Ecotours, to Te Kakano for growing them and to Paper4Trees for organising this scheme.

And Thank You everyone for recycling!

We will plant the other trees next year in a school wide event -we need 44 trees to have one per whanau for this event.

Monthly Earth Hour

Earth Hour poster

Every last Friday of the month during period 5 is MAC Earth Hour.
Please make sure to turn off the lights and unnecessary equipment. We will go around the classes to remind you!
We have watched the college energy counter slow down during Earth Hour and calculated that we save $20 each time. The money saved goes towards more solar panels.
More solar panels, more savings…
And it helps the planet too!

Canteen Deal

Look what Team Green has negotiated with the very kind Canteen ladies!

Canteen deal Soup

It’s a win for you (cheaper), a win for the environment (no-throw-away cup), a win for the canteen (less cups to buy). Enjoy!

Recycling monitoring

In 2016, we earn 32 trees from our recycling effort, up one tree from previous years. We have started monitoring precisely so we can see our progress.

Recycling 2016-17

And so we can analyse that a lot of recycling has happened in the 3rd and 4th term of 2016.

In 2017, paper recycling has definitely reduced and this is coherent considering the effort our school is doing to become paperless.

Cardboard and plastic recycling are more consistent in 2017. Let’s keep the recycling effort up!

We will try and get the data for the rubbish.