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Saving our planet!


Today we started measuring the impact we are having on the planet. Students from our Climate Action Year 5 Leadership group weighed how much organic waste we saved from going to landfill. This stops it from becoming a greenhouse gas and adding to global warming.

Today we stopped 2 kg of waste by doing this. In one week this is the about same as stopping 20kg of emissions of CO2-e (kg). We are trying to get as many classes as possible to put organic waste into their organic waste bins.

We also started weighing how many batteries the school has collected for recycling. In one box we collected 9kg of batteries, and there’s two more boxes to weigh!

You too can calculate how much greenhouse gases you are saving when you compost.

Food Waste Greenhouse Gas Calculator

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Posted on 17/11/18 in Year 5 Blog


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