The Prep school held our ECO day today and activities centred around the ECO Schools theme of “Sustainable Energy for all”.
We were privileged to hear a talk by SUE SWAIN of Biowise, learning how Biomimicry can assist in providing solutions that will supply sustainable energy, without using fossil fuels and polluting our world.
We then joined the initiative in support of the plight of our Rhinos, for World Rhino Day on 22nd September 2012. We stood in the form of a Rhino and will be submitting the photograph to “Rotary Rhino”.
All classes then created “fire bricks” using the recycled materials they had collected at home. These are a resourceful way of using waste and creating energy for fires without creating pollution or using harmful substances or fossil fuels.
We also conducted an audit of our class bins to create awareness and try to rectify incorrect sorting of classroom waste.
These ECO days always stimulate thinking and interesting discussions, raise awareness and shape the problem solving our children will apply to make our world a better place…
“To truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy.” BARACK OBAMA, Address to Joint Session of Congress, Feb. 24, 2009
ECO Teachers: Loami Koekemoer, Jane Horn, Rodney Anderson and Penny Lamb