Fair Trade Bake Sale Thursday 22nd Feb at MAC

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a Trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries, thus reducing poverty. When we buy Fair Trade chocolate, sugar, bananas or cocoa, we support farmers and promote good farming practices. It reduces poverty and helps the environment. And fair trade products taste better too!

MAC is Fair Trade school

Mount Aspiring College is a Fair Trade school since 2016. This means we learn about fair trade and promote it through out the school, the canteen uses fair trade sugar and cocoa, and we organise events with fair trade products.

First Fair Trade Bake Sale tomorrow!

We are having a fair trade bake sale tomorrow at lunchtime in the quad. Come with a few dollars: it is delicious and it helps the farmers. Yum!

All the benefits go to a fund to buy more solar panels for our college.

Melia Fair trade poster

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Team Green Nominated for the Trustpower Volunteer Awards

Team Green is very grateful it has been nominated for the Trustpower Volunteer Awards. We haven’t received the Awards but we were there to support MAC fellows winners Students in the Community. Well done SIC!Trustpower Awards

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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!

Team Green Students meet Tim Flannery

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(c) Oh Three Photography

Aspiring Conversations organisers kindly donated two tickets to attend Tim Flannery’s event to students presenting the best questions. While Grace Green and Gary Poilvert questions were chosen, none of them could attend and were represented instead by Emily Knoesen and Johnny Brebner, both highly interested in the talk.

The talk is summarized here. We learnt that there is hope, now that technologies exists, goverments have signed a strong agreement and everyone starts putting the subject at the top of their agenda…

Tim Flannery books “We are the weather makers” and the brand new “Atmosphere of Hope” are both available at the college library.

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Emily speaking bravely in front of a crowd! (c) Oh Three Photography

 

 

Tree planting time!

Thanks to our school’s paper recycling efforts this year, MAC has earned 31 native trees through the Paper For Trees scheme.  We will get an additional 13 trees kindly donated by Te Kakano nursery, so that all whanau groups at MAC can plant a tree again this year.

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We will hold planting sessions during long whanau this Friday and next Friday.

  • On Friday 16th October (Week 1) from 8:35-9:00am all whanau from Pisa and Barker houses will plant a tree each whilst whanau in Roy and Iron houses complete a Team Green Quiz which we have made.
  • On Friday 23rd October (Week 2) during long whanau, Roy and Iron houses will be planting trees whilst Pisa and Barker whanau complete the quiz.

The quiz is a house competition.  And the winning whanau (most correct answers) will receive a prize.

Thank you to our sponsor Ziptrek!

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