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Ashley School is an Enviroschool

As an Enviroschool we here at Ashley School try to make our Carbon Footprint as small as possible. We are a Gladwrap free school and ask that Gladwrap not be used in packaging lunches as it is a very environmentally unfriendly product. We encourage wrap free lunches and lunchboxes that have small compartments in which food and snacks can be placed unwrapped. Please help us to help our environment!

 

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Zero Waste at Ashley School

 

This is a weekly record of the number of students who have a Zero Waste lunch box. This means that individual lunch boxes have no cellophane, Glad Wrap or prepackaged items such as yoghurt, muesli bars, jelly in a cup, chip packets.


There are many enviro schools in New Zealand which have a Zero Waste policy and they have managed to eliminate all of these things from lunch boxes. We know that we can do better by using lunch boxes with compartments, using reusable snap lock bags or containers, and especially, by not buying the products which are in these packets.


                 

CLASS

Pupils

Thursday 23/2

Friday 10/3

Friday 17/3

Friday 19/5

     

TOTALS

 

HOW MANY

%

HOW MANY

%

HOW MANY

%

HOW MANY

%

HOW MANY

%

HOW MANY

%

HOW MANY

%

   

Totara

27

10/25

 

40%

9/23

39%

14/24

58%

11/22

 50%                

Ti KoukaI

23

12/22

 

54%

6/23

26%

10/18

55%

5/22

 22%                

Kowhai

19

12/ 19

63%

5/18

28%

7/19

37%

7/18

 38%                

Harakeke

43

28/42

 

67%

22/37

60%

19/39

49%

21/44

 47%                

Korimako

28

8/28

 

29%

9/25

36%

13/27

48%

14/27

 51%                

Totals

140

70/140

 

50%

51/140

 

41%

63/127

50%

58/133

 43%                

 

 

 


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Here is Ashley Schools enviro group for 2016. All 11 of these people applied to be in this group. If they put as much effort into this group, as they did with their applications, then Ashley School will be in good sted going forward as an enviro school. 

Obviously this group will not be the only ones in charge of making sure our environment stays clean and sustainable, as it takes a whole school to make this happen. This group will be the student voice and will have the opportunity to put forward ideas. 

Well done; Isla C, Emma K, Ella I, Gemma M, Cecilie W, Millie C, Abby D, Madison C, Maddie S, Keira S, Janaya B

 


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We are the Zero Waste action group from Rakau, Kaitlyn, Keira and Nicole, and our job is to have our school moving towards being totally Zero Waste with school lunches.

 

This is rather difficult at the moment because many of our students arrive at school with items in their lunch boxes wrapped in Glad Wrap, or with things like potato chips or muesli bars, that are wrapped in cellophane.

 

We know this because we have begun doing spot checks some mornings, of student lunch boxes. Because we know that cellophane wrappers do not break down at all, we have decided that we want to get rid of them from our school lunches.

 

This is a really important part of our enviroschool status, where we need to think about acting sensibly and sustainably, trying not to add unnecessary waste to our school, or our environment.

 

In the last three weeks, when we visited each of the classrooms we found that there were many children who had cellophane wrapped food in their lunches. Here are the details of what we found so far. We are rather disappointed that there is no improvement in some classes - can you help us?

 

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                                                                                               EnviroGroup

Janaya Bain, Gemma Moloney, Georgia Page, Sasha Dickson, Jaya Faith, Megan and Keira

 

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Envirogroup 2014

Jemma, Georgia, Emily, Neve, Harri, Ra, Riley and Celeste.  This year the 2014 Clean Greenie teacher is Rochelle Standen


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