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Recycle, Re-use, Reduce!

Geography Department Climate Campaign
20 Dec 2021
Written by Claire Bunting
General News
Campaign activities on campus
Campaign activities on campus

Climate Campaign – Recycle, Re-use, Reduce

The Campbell Geography department organized a 3-week climate campaign to capitalize on all the good work achieved at the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November. They kicked off with a Recycling House Challenge. Over the week pupils were tasked with saving their used cans and plastic bottles and placing them in House collection bins located throughout the school. Our pupils were very diligent and collected an incredible 803 bottles with SCHOOL House coming out as overall winners with an individual total of 221. Super effort and well done to our boarders! This was followed with a Re-use focus during week 2. Pupils were asked to avoid plastic wrapped snacks and food where possible, instead opting for plated meals in the dining room as well using water fountains and reusable water bottles. The department also organised a portal to order the school branded reusable bosh bottle. The event was concluded at the end of term highlighting the need to reduce our carbon footprint. Pupils were encouraged to be more aware of their energy use and consciously turn off lights and electrical equipment when not in use. The Geography department used Thursday 16th December to highlight to pupils’ their reliance on cars by encouraging them to find alternative methods to travel to school. Carbon offsetting donations were then collected by staff at the school gates to permit vehicles. The response from pupils and parents was fantastic. £302 was collected and the department plan to use the money to purchase permanent recycling bins for the school. Vegetarian Friday ended the campaign with a plant-based menu offered in the dining room to highlight the increased methane emission caused by a meat-based diet. It was a very busy and educational three weeks. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who took part to help in the College’s endeavours to Recycle, Re-use and Reduce!

 

Please note: Campbell reusable bosh water bottles can be purchased until December 24th at this link. Bottles will be delivered to school in January.

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