Green Schools is well and truly underway here in Tarbert Comprehensive School. The committee are working hard trying to achieve our first Green Flag for reducing Litter and Waste.
We have now completed the 7 steps are awaiting a visit from An Taisce whom will then grant us the flag!
As a group we have identified keys areas to combat litter and waste in our schools:
- Set up a wormery for food waste
- Keep our two bin system in place
- Raise Awareness in our school and community
- Reduce Paper by using Google Drive
So far we have:
- obtained their first green flag for Litter and Waste
- successfully reduced our paper consumption by almost 50%
- set up a wormery
- made students aware- surveying a large sample of whole school and 1st years have designed posters for a competition
- Our General Waste has decreased on average approx. 19%
- The amount of recycling we are binning has also decreased by approx 10%
- … and made new friends!
Therefore helping the Environment... and keeping the school bills down!