School doing their bit
Eaton Community College is set to carry out a waste audit tomorrow as part of the Waste Wise Schools Program.
The program has been designed to educate students on how they can reduce waste and develop positive environmental values.
“It actually sounds really fun and it will be good to help the environment,” Year 7 student Samar Delahunty said.
College science teacher Linda Cotterell and HASS teacher Kelsie Jenkins were responsible for implementing the program at the school and said it lined up with aspects of both their respective fields.
“We’re doing it from our subject areas ... it’s all about caring for the environment and the long term benefits of doing so,” Mrs Jenkins said.
Four classes of Year 7 and Year 9 students will collect and sort rubbish between 11.30am and 1.30pm to identify the biggest areas of waste production in the college.
At the conclusion of the audit, the college will be eligible for a Waste Wise Schools grant, a grant Mrs Cotterell said would be used to buy plastic recycling bins, a bin lift, worm farms and composting bins.
“We have endangered long-necked turtles in our wetlands on campus and this is their breeding ground, so we’re trying to show the kids that if we reduce our waste, it will improve their breeding ground,” she said.
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