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




31 trees for paper recycled

Last year our school recycled 60480 litres of paper and cardboard. This means our school saved:

  • 7.75 tonnes of paper and cardboard from landfill
  • 62 cubic metres of landfill space
  • 42.78 tonnes of carbon emissions reduced from landfill

Thanks to Paper4Trees, we “earned” 31 trees which we will plant later this year.


350 at MAC

the-science-of-350 (from you have 1,000,000 parts of air, then 387 of them are CO2. Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity. 

All over the world, people are taking action on the 23rd and 24th October to influence the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.


 Here at MAC, Team green organises a tree planting afternoon!

Carol explains: “Friday 23rd October, period 5…all whanaus are involved in planting 5 trees. They work together as a Whanau in their House groups and each Tree planting cliparthouse has a plot of land to plant their trees in. They can be as creative as they want!! They will be instructed professionally how to plant.

 The days leading up to the event, the school will become very aware of WHY they are doing this with information cascaded to them from Team Green! We are hoping to get fruit trees for a school orchard and natives.
Thank you so much for your support and supporting sustainability within the school :)”

Sign on

This December, world leaders will meet for what may be most important meeting in history.  If the world is to prevent dangerous climate change, John Key and the leaders of other developed countries must agree to a 40% by 2020 emissions reduction target.

This is where you come in.  The most significant thing you can do right now to save the climate is to log in and activate your Sign On account. Just click here to get started:
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It takes just a few seconds, yet it can make an enormous difference.  The Earth will thank you for it.