Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Our aim is to get a recycling centre in Apiti. It will be available for anyone to use. We think this will be a good idea as it will help our community develop the recycling habit. Now recycling is difficult as you have to take your recyclables to Feilding or to Kimbolton, but this is only open once a week. If we have a mobile recycling centre in Apiti, it will be open 24 hours a day to everyone.
Could you please fill out this form for your family. Please say ‘no’ for question 8 and that you would like to use one. In question please tick option 4. This is for a mobile recycling centre in Apiti and blue bag pick up for non-recyclables.
We can put in our submission to the council.
Thanks for your support.
Tom – On behalf of the ‘Recyclers’
Friday, September 3, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
- uses alot of paper
- uses a lot of ink
- costs the school a lot of money.
We can be more sustainable by ...
- filling a page before printing. One way to do this is to share a page with a friend.
- printing a copy in black and white to check that it is perfect before printing in colour.
- photo copying on to both sides of the paper.
- thinking "Do I really need this?" before printing.
We now have a sheet of paper on the wall in our photo copy room.
We are using it for our photo copying and this is how it
works... Every time we take a photo copy, we draw a line beside our name and it just works like a tally. We record whether it was a black and white or a colour copy. Every fortnight we add up how much we have spent. Each black and white copy is 4c and colour copy is 20c. The aim is to have spent the least!
It is working really well.
We have also set up a tray where people can put any mistakes or extra pieces. We can then use these to photocopy on the back.
If we develop these habits, we can set a good example to others. Then even more paper, ink and electricity will be saved.