Earth Day Blackout!

In honour of Earth Day 2019, Edmund Waller’s Green Gang decided to ask to school to participate in an electricity black out for our afternoon’s learning in an effort to reduce our production and usage of electricity.

All lights, interactive whiteboards and laptops were switched off in what was a great effort all round!

Our contributions towards electricity usage, pollution and recycling waste can be large so every little helps.

 

Check back soon to see what else we get up to on our journey to become more environmentally friendly!

Miss Green

Edmund Waller meets Greenpeace

Today in assembly, Camilla from Greenpeace came to talk to us about the Rainforest and Orangutans. We watched a video and found out that people who burn the forests to make palm oil are destroying animals houses.

We decided to look on the Greenpeace website to find out more.

We found out that people across the world are hurting animals and their habitats to make money. When the farmers cut down the trees they are destroying our nature. The less trees we have, the less oxygen we have.

We found a picture that shows us the distribution of orangutans and forest loss since 2016. Everyday in the Rainforest 25 orangutans die.

We have attached a link to sign a petition to help orangutans and make a difference.

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/rang-tan-video?source=WB&subsource=FOIDPOPEWB01YH&utm_source=gpeace&utm_medium=WB&utm_campaign=FOIDPOPEWB01YH

We have decided to use some of Greenpeaces other information to help with our plastic campaign.

Check back soon to see what we get up to!

 

 

Green gang

Crisp packets galore!

Last week in assembly, we watched a video all about Walkers crisp packets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkLWe4ufFAE​

They released a statement explaining that their crisp packets are not biodegradable and they would not be able to produce a recyclable crisp packet until 2025!

Like many others around the country, we decided to do something about it! Together, with all of your support, we collected over 150 empty crisp packets and sent them back to Walkers!

This week there has been an update…

From December, crisp fans will be able to post used bags – in envelopes, for free – directly to a recycling company. They will be turned into plastic benches, watering cans and plant pots by recycling firm TerraCycle.

A great result after the work of not only our community, but the whole country!

Miss Green