Recycle your Food Waste!

There are now 3 RED Wheelie bins for food waste.  They are located together with a waste and recycling bin in the quad near the library, up the junior block, and near the play area.


Please put all food leftovers in the RED wheelie bin but no wrapper, and no citrus.

Food waste

We have installed worms farms. We will feed the worms. Please do not disturb the worms so leave the white buckets closed.

5th May 2009 Team Green meeting

Presents: Simon Williams, Sophie , Claudia , Katharina , Olivia , Florence

Apologise: Carol, Larissa


We have an attendance problem. Sophie suggests it is because people do not know what we do.

What we have already done:

–        Earth Hour Campaign in MAC

–        Last year we did the Paper4Trees campaign and we won 20 trees. Don has the order form to choose the plants. Simon suggests that we liaise with him to be part of it. Also we should re-launch the paper recycling in the school. Simon will provide the crates (50 rooms). We need to make posters, advertise it in assembly, and make sure that the collection of paper works well… Simon suggests that we use a thinking approach to our campaign not a directive one. We should not say “Do this, do that”, we should say “If you don’t recycle paper, what are the consequences?” so that people decide to do it themselves.

–        Worm farms… Poster for staffroom has been done.


The Get Real street show was more attended at Primary school than at MAC. People who saw it found it really cool.


Simon talks about the Re-generation National tour, Mid-June in Wanaka, to celebrate success and create links for starting new actions. There will be a map of local competences and a time line of actions, every person will have 3 minutes to introduce themselves and their action. Date and venue to confirm


After the meeting, Molly who has been attending a motivating 3-days workshop in Wellington came to say she really wants to join but can’t because on Tuesdays, all OP students are away. We need to try to find another day…



First meetings minutes

31st March 2009-04-29 Sustainability Club

Present: Sophie , Lucia , Katharina , Olivia , Megan , Carol&Florence

Paper 4 Trees: They wrote to us with an order form to get the trees we have earned. Florence to follow up

Worm Farm… Carol to follow up

Mufty Day for Green or recycling, with a prize for the best dressed

We need more people…



7th April 2009

Guest speaker Simon Williams,

Presents: Chloe , Sophie , Carol, Larissa , xxx

Apologize: Florence


Simon introduced his role through Wastebusters working with schools. Emphasis on fun stuff because it’s lunchtime. Simon has ideas and he wants to hear from students.


There is a worm farm in the staff yard. The difference is tiger worms eat food scraps.

How do we separate and collect?

Sophie and Chloe to talk to food tech Mrs Brooks

Sophie and Larissa to talk to Janet Malloch


How are we going to do stuff that makes money?


Simon introduces GET REAL website, a site to help reduce plastic bags in Wanaka

We could have a campaign site with a laptop sitting at the top of a wheelie bin. It is visual and contributes to a national project.


Sustainable project:

Re-usable coffee cups – whole town

Mini website/blog

Promotional poster

Selling them

We can have plenty of Eco-bulbs: Use them as an incentive to sign-up


We brainstormed for a name and among  enviro group, team green, save earth, Help earth, we chose Team Green.


Our first Mission:  Get Real + Eco Bulbs

Gwilliam at Wastebusters


Education For Sustainability:


Fundraiser: Worms for Sale $50 /kg


Minutes by Carol