Sustainability Fair tackles growing waste issue

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Timeline

St Mary’s College will be celebrating our beautiful earth on Thursday 6 December when we hold our biennial Sustainability Fair. Students from Kinder to Year 9 will participate in workshops, specially designed around educating students on the environmental issues facing our planet, and how small changes can make a difference.

The fair is organised by the College’s Footprint Project, a student-led group, and will focus on everyday changes students can make. These small changes include everything from how to pack a nude-food lunch box, savvy op-shopping tips, and choices to help reduce the impact of beauty products on the environment. At the end of the day, the year groups will come together and share what they’ve learnt.

There will be a special focus on local produce, with food vans and a cupcake stall at the College offering gourmet options, served in compostable packaging with free range and fair-trade ingredients. Our very own KeepCups – which were recently launched to those in the wider school community – will be on sale, encouraging staff and students to ditch single-use coffee cups. Students will also participate in a swap-meet, involving swapping quality items no longer used for an item someone else has donated, and a make-your-own beeswax wrap stall.

Spending the day learning from teachers, their peers, and guest speakers, the Sustainability Fair will provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate our earth and participate in the stewardship of creation.

In the Fair’s lead up, please remind your child to bring items for the swap-meet and money for lunch or pack a nude lunch box. But perhaps, more importantly, ask your children what they have learnt, and be open to their suggestions of making small changes, so that collectively, we can make a big difference.

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