MAC Earth Hour will be tomorrow period 5. Please turn off all unnecessary lights and electric devices. Team Green members will go around the school and switch off the lights at the start of the period.
This Earth Hour is important as it is the International Earth Hour on Saturday from 8.30 to 9.30pm so it is the occasion to make a difference globally www.earthhour.org
Please empty the classroom red crates into the yellow recycling bins on the campus.
- Paper (must be clean)
- Cardboard (flattened)
- Empty glass bottles
- Empty plastic containers with a number on the base (1-7)
- Aluminium cans and clean tin cans
Basically recycling is dry and clean.
These can’t be recycled:
- Food scraps
- Glad wrap
- Tin foil & foil bags
- Plastic wrappers
- Yogurt pottles
- Empty drink boxes (eg. Up and Go)
- Plastic bags
- Noodle & soup containers
- Milkshake and hot chip cups
- Used tissues, canteen napkins
So all these go in the grey or blue rubbish bins.
This is what we currently find in the recycling bins: dirty plastic glass, straws, gladwrap, dirty paper… we can do better! Please stop putting rubbish in the recycling!
Only pigs litter. It’s disgusting! So put your rubbish in your lunchbox, pocket or bin near you, or you are a pig.
Litter flies, litter floats, litter kills.
An estimated 100 000 marine mammals and turtles are killed by plastic litter every year around the world. And approximately 1 million sea birds also die from plastic!
So please don’t litter!
Recycling saves money, is respectful and saves the environment.
So pick up your rubbish and recycle. Thank you!
Delicious baking from our team yesterday! We raised $222.60 in just one lunchtime! Using fair trade ingredients, our baking benefits the farmers, their families and communities.
We keep this money on an account to buy more solar panels for our college!
WIN for the taste-buds ~ WIN for the growers ~ WIN for MAC!
Well done Team! Your passion and effort are inspiring! You’re making a difference!
What is Fair trade?
Fair trade a standard ensuring better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and producers.
Being a Fair trade School Means
At least 2 Fair trade products are used throughout the school;
MAC uses Fair trade sugar and cocoa in the canteen and coffee and tea in the staffroom.
But at its core, being a Fair trade school is about raising awareness about the connection between our food supply and the people who spend their lives growing and producing that food.
How It Makes a Difference
Buying products at a fair price makes a huge difference to the lives of producers and farmers. They get the money for their products that they are owed, which they can then use to benefit themselves, their families and their communities. This is typically spent on education, healthcare, farm improvements and processing facilities that increase further income.
On Thursday 9th, a Fair trade bake sale is being held in the quad at lunch. There’ll be a variety of yummy fair trade goods available – including milkshakes! – so come along and support the cause!
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.
Have you noticed the new North Block is now topped with 8 solar panels?!
Thanks to Team Green members for making the case for them and following up.
Thank you Ronnie for supporting and organising it.
Most importantly, a warm thank you to the Board of Trustees who paid for them.
Happy sunny afternoon!