Enough is Enough!
• WHAT will be done
Special Assembley to introduce EWWR
On Monday 18th November we will be introducing the EWWR through a special assempley for all students. We will explain the importance of reducing waste at source whilst giving practical ideas on how this can be done. Our final goal is to gradually move towards a waste free policy for all the events organised by the school.
We will also launch our Eko-Skola blog which will be particularly focusing on this aim throughout the year. This will be done as part of our school's ongoing initiative to reduce the use of plastic and waste in general. Other promotion will be done through our website and Facebook page.
On Saturday 16th November we will be organising a Commitment Day for one of our after school clubs. The girls who form part of this club will be attending this event together with their families. The event will have a free entrance and the persons attending will only be paying for the food provided. Everyone will be asked to bring their own plates, cups and cutlery, therefore making this event a 'no-waste' event. This event will be used to reach not only students but also the parents. During the event there will be games between students and games including the parents. Some of these games will have the aim to promote and educate about waste reduction. For this event we are expecting over 200 people.
This event is only one of a series of events which have started in the beginning of July. During the summer we have hosted 9 'no-waste' events with more than 430 students attending.
Pasta Day for Staff
In an effort to reach and include all stakeholders in our initiative, we will also be organising a no-waste 'fund-raising' activity for staff members on Wednesday 20th November. The Eko-Skola committee will be selling pasta dishes to the staff. The staff will be required to bring their own plates and cutlery. All dishes will be meat-free.
The funds raised will be used for another project we have planned. The receptionist of our school sells an average of 96 bottles of water daily. In an effort to stop selling plastic bottles we will be installing a water coin dispenser. Students will be filling in their bottles instead of buying a new plastic bottle every time. This will save us 96 bottles a day. The funds raised will go towards the purchase of this dispenser.
It is of utmost importance for us to have everyone in the school on board and to help them understand the importance of reducing waste at source. On Friday 22nd November we will present the whole school with statistics related to the events organised during the EWWR. Our aim is to show, in a tangible way, the difference we can make when we all work towards the same goal. This will be a celebration of our success so far and it will certainly motivate us to keep working towards our common aim.
• WHERE it will take place
• WHO will run the show
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