Four students and 2 teachers went there last week-end. Sarah and Maddy summarised the trip: very good, 41 people. Talks about poverty, environment, community, sustainability, and how to make a change. Many ideas, many things learnt. Met lots of people. Was vegetarian. There was a confidence activity, a vision workshop, and a performance to do in the evening. The whanau meetings were an excellent way to meet other people.
Girls even went for a swim, and took each other for a shark. AAAAHHH!
Photos to follow soon…
We have two ongoing projects, and new projects coming, and it is difficult to keep track of them as a group. So we decide on people responsible for each project, a team to help them, a list of the actions and a timeframe for reporting. Click here to view the Project Planner.
Tee Shirt Campaign
NZ Fashion designer Miranda Brown has a new collection of tee shirts, aimed at raising awareness about our marine world and the human impact on the ocean, while raising funds for environmental organisations.
Our daily choices have an impact on the seas. FIND PHOTOS
• 10,000 people die every year due to the pesticides used in conventional cotton.
• Dyes commonly used for clothing are toxic and kill when they reach waters.
• Non-degradable materials that end up in the seas also kill animals.
• Goods that are made cheaply contribute to people’s poverty, even kids exploitation.
• Materials that travel a lot from the source to the production and to the selling point use up oil and contribute to climate change.
These t-shirts are 100% organic, use vegetable dyes, and are biodegradable. They are made inBalinear the cotton fields, by workers paid fair wages. And we will follow how they are made. LINK TO VIDEO STREAM to add
Buy these T-shirt on the website www.freethesea.co.nz (from $45 to $55), choose the shape, the colour, the design, and choose to donate to MAC Team Green at the checkout.
Ordering closes 31st May. They will be delivered in October, ready for summer or to offer for Christmas.
Every T-shirt sold will earn Team Green $5 which is going towards our school compost bins and to start saving for solar panels to be installed.
List of local medias (Attention: Need to contact Laura Williamson, as Public Relation person of the college)
Wanaka Sun firstname.lastname@example.org
The News email@example.com
Mountain scene: http://www.scene.co.nz/8359a1.page
Last but not least:
Unit Standard Level 2 Credits 3 Describe household conservation strategies
We were approached by Mr Bates for our expertise in the subject.
Do we know any way to reuse household paper, plastic, glass and metals? We are offered to pass the unit and gain the credits, as we would have all the answers in our heads…
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/units/doc/12359.doc Open the document to see details