WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

It’s only one week until World Environment Day 2013.

On 5 June, individuals and organizations around the world will be getting involved with activities to promote and celebrate this year’s theme: food waste.

 

Food waste is an often under reported problem which has significant financial, social and environmental impacts. It’s estimate that roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted each year.

 

Environmentally, food waste leads to wasteful use of chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides; more fuel used for transportation; and more rotting food, creating more methane – one of the most harmful greenhouse gases that contributes to climate change. Methane is 23 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas. The vast amount of food going to landfills makes a significant contribution to global warming.

 

At MWPS we have a Bring It In Take It Home and Rubbish Free Lunch Days to try and encourage the eating of healthy food and reduce our waste. We also have our worm farms which significantly reduces our food waste going  to landfill.

 

If you want to get involved in this year’s World Environment Day, visit www.unep.org/wed to register an activity or find out activities happening in your area.

 

You can also show your personal commitment to the issue by sending a pledge to the Greening the Blue photo competition. All you have to do to enter is take a photo of yourself and your pledge, and send it to the Greening the Blue team. You will be entered into a prize draw and, if you so choose, your photo will be displayed to the Greening the Blue Facebook page.

 

For more information visit www.greeningtheblue.org

 

 

Click on the picture to go to the website!

 

Click on the GREENING THE BLUE COMPETITION picture to enter!

 

RUBBISH FREE LUNCH WINNERS WEEK 6

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 6 Term 2

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning junior class was 2C with 95% rubbish free lunches in their class and the winning senior class was 5D with 90% rubbish free lunches in their class. Our winning classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations!

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

PA

85%

1C

86%

3B

65%

5B

73%

PB

76%

1D

85%

3C

85%

5C

72%

PC

95%

1/2Y

78%

3D

No result

5D

90%

PD

85%

2A

76%

3/4Y

65%

5E

88%

PE

84%

2B

No result

4A

75%

6A

66%

PF

68%

2C

95%

4B

71%

6B

82%

1A

No result

2D

86%

4C

No result

6C

77%

1B

58%

3A

83%

5A

87%

6D

No result

 

RUBBISH FREE LUNCH WINNERS WEEK 5

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 5 Term 2

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning junior classes were PC and 2A with 85% rubbish free lunches in their class and the winning senior class was 5D with 91% rubbish free lunches in their class. Our winning classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations!

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

PA

80%

1C

82%

3B

63%

5B

90%

PB

77%

1D

75%

3C

76%

5C

72%

PC

85%

1/2Y

No result

3D

No result

5D

91%

PD

83%

2A

85%

3/4Y

74%

5E

80%

PE

80%

2B

No result

4A

No result

6A

Camp

PF

70%

2C

73%

4B

60%

6B

Camp

1A

No result

2D

75%

4C

No result

6C

Camp

1B

65%

3A

80%

5A

87%

6D

Camp

 

Rubbish Free Lunch Winners Week 4

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 4 Term 2

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning junior class was 3A with 80% rubbish free lunches in their class and the winning senior classes were 5C and 6D with 90% rubbish free lunches in their class. Our winning classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations!

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

PA

Athletics

1C

Athletics

3B

69%

5B

83%

PB

Athletics

1D

Athletics

3C

77%

5C

90%

PC

Athletics

1/2Y

Athletics

3D

70%

5D

87%

PD

Athletics

2A

Athletics

3/4Y

73%

5E

80%

PE

Athletics

2B

Athletics

4A

71%

6A

72%

PF

Athletics

2C

Athletics

4B

69%

6B

85%

1A

Athletics

2D

Athletics

4C

68%

6C

65%

1B

Athletics

3A

80%

5A

70%

6D

90%

RUBBISH FREE LUNCH WINNERS WEEK 3

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 3 Term 2

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning junior class was 2C with 92% rubbish free lunches in their class and the winning senior classes were 6C and 6D with 95% rubbish free lunches in their class. Our winning classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations!

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

PA

80%

1C

76%

3B

No result

5B

77%

PB

72%

1D

87%

3C

83%

5C

72%

PC

84%

1/2Y

72%

3D

No result

5D

90%

PD

No result

2A

65%

3/4Y

64%

5E

92%

PE

77%

2B

No result

4A

71%

6A

66%

PF

68%

2C

92%

4B

71%

6B

91%

1A

No result

2D

No result

4C

No result

6C

95%

1B

No result

3A

No result

5A

87%

6D

95%

 

EASTERN REGION SUSTAINABILITY FAIR

Sustainability Fair At Croydon Hills Primary School–

Nathan and Rachel

 

Last Tuesday Rachel and I attended a sustainability fair with Mr Rooks at Croydon Hills Primary School and participated in activities and discussions related to the environment. Whilst we were there, we went on a tour around their school to see what they did to help the environment. We also gave a speech on what our school does to help the environment. We gave this speech because we are a Mentor School and we want to teach other schools how to be sustainable. Near the end of the day all the schools got to write a pledge on a small flag explaining what we would do when we got back to school.  Along with the pledge we got to bring back a small plant.

We were proud to represent our school and teach other schools what we do here.

Nathan

MWPS Environment Captain