Saturday, March 28, 2009

Save the Children

I used to spend quite a lot of time talking about the different aspects of waste, when I was in school-- caring for our environment sustainability, litter, landfill, greed, packaging--- the topic can be vast and wide ranging. Photos of children scavenging over rubbish dumps in developing countries always got a reaction from my pupils, as did the follow- up explanation!

And then I would show them my Owl, which peers down at me from her perch on a shelf in my kitchen. Was the wire netting that was used to make my owl, rescued from a waste tip and sold to pay for food?
Perhaps the video will have the same impact on a wider audience.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wash and Squash

Hurray---our carton recycling bank has arrived (thank you, Jonas, at Babergh D.C.) and looms large at the back of recycling area.
No artistic pictures though. The said bank does look a trifle tired, as if it's had a very long journey along wet, muddy Suffolk lanes to get to us. But never mind. We like re-use nearly as much as re-cycle!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Get out the Candles

On Saturday 28th March you can be part of a W.W.F.'s Global scheme, to show the politicians, that climate change cannot be dismissed and URGENT ACTION is needed.
At 8.30pm, turn off your light for an hour, (and anything else, I guess)!
Check out Transition Housewife for more eloquent details of the scheme or click on the link on the right

Monday, March 23, 2009

World Water Day

Currently, 900 million people around the world lack access to this basic and essential resource. Thousands of children die every day from preventable illnesses caused by dirty drinking water. Many more people are affected by painful and disfiguring diseases caused by waterborne parasites and bacteria.
I believe that everyone should have access to clean water- it is a basic right. However will the time come, when the world's precious resources have to be shared between a growing population, will clean water only be available to the richest nations, and at a price?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

New Money-maker feature!

I've added the latest list of cartridges that have a value, when you recycle with Takeback for Schools.
The information is to the right of the screen, after the details about Elmsett School. The list will be up-dated every month, so, keep an eye on this section. Your school might benefit from using this scheme!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Music Magpie Recycling Money Maker

I sent the first load of CDs that were left at the recycling centre to Music Magpie last week and received payment very promptly.
Congratulations all round!!