If you are interested in power figures and graphs for the solar panels on the roof of the North Block, have a look here: http://solar.mtaspiring.school.nz/index.html . That link has to be accessed on the school network though, it won’t work from home!
Today (overcast), it looks like this:
Another successful fair trade bake sale, all sold out in half an hour! Great effort team!
Now that MAC is a fair trade school, we organise regular fair trade events, to keep raising awareness, support fair trade farmers and their communities and enjoy yummy safe food.
Team Green is having a Fair Trade Bake Sale
on Friday 18th November at lunchtime in the quad.
There will be: Ice chocolate, Honey comb pizza, Cookies, Muffins, Banana Cake, Brownies and Fairy Bread, all containing at least one fair trade ingredient. Mmmmm…
View this short video to understand why fair trade is important.
Team Green is organising the 2016 Recycling Art Competition at Mount Aspiring College.
Each whanau is invited to submit an artwork made out of rubbish or recycled materials. Judges will consider artistic, technique and sustainability value of the creations.
Entries are due on Tuesday 20th September 2016. It is a house competition so get in there and meet the criterias! Good luck!
We now have mobile phone recycling box in the library.
Recycling phones is important because:
- handsets that are still operational will be sold overseas, reducing the demand for new handsets and associated environmental impacts of their manufacture
- the unwanted phones are diverted from landfill
- phones contain valuable materials that can be reused when dismantled.
To protect your data, just perform a factory reset before you drop it in the box.
DROP YOUR OLD PHONE IN THE COLLECTION BOX AT THE LIBRARY!
The school fills in a full skip each week which costs $80 to empty, plus the weight of rubbish (nearly $200 per tonne!).
80% of the skip content can be recycled.
And recycling is free! So the idea is to remove the recycling from the skip.
3 bin types
There is now a yellow (recycling) bin next to each rubbish bin in the college.
Some large red crates with a clear sign RECYCLE have been placed in many classes and soon in all of them. It is the teacher’s responsibility to send students to empty them in the yellow bins outside.
Lastly, large grey or green wheelie bins will receive the rubbish that goes to landfill.
What to recycle
If we divert a third of rubbish to the recycling, we’ll save $2100 per year.
Just put rubbish in the right bin!
On our way to became a fair trade school, we’ve organised a fair trade bake sale today. Each of us baked some goodies with at least one fair trade ingredient. Success ! It was delicious and hugely popular. We’ll do it again!
We raised $160 to purchase prices for the winners of future Team Green competition planned for later this year