At last Friday’s Assembly, three of our senior students (Olivia, Sophie and Lauren) spoke in regard to the amount of waste our School is producing and how by having a Waste-Free Tuesday we would be able to reduce our waste.
Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter Laudato Si – Care for our Common Home states: “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle. Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us, such as avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices. LS211
What we are asking is for the children, on a Tuesday (every day would be even better), to find ways to reduce the waste in the form of wrappers, plastics etc. that they bring to School. The girls will be wandering around offering suggestions on packaging ideas – did you know that it is actually cheaper to buy larger packets of treats and then separate them into containers?
Have a chat with your children to see if you can come up with ideas to reduce the waste at School! We need to work together to help save our planet and what better place to start than in our own backyard!