Sunday, December 26, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
We were paid--another £180.00 for the recycling fund. When we have another load, Whip Street Motors will supply a skip for the recycling centre, free of charge, which will make life a lot easier for us!!
I have banned steel food and drink cans, as too many were being left at the recycling centre with the remains of their contents inside and although they are heavier the alu-cans, they are not as valuable.
We still save aluminium foil, which we give to The Sudbury Resource Centre. They collected the load below in the pouring rain yesterday
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
With the prospect of difficult financial times ahead, the school has abandoned their ambitious plans for a multi -use play area on the meadow and are now hoping to raise just £1o,00 for a new games area. If money raised by the school's PTA is added to the recycling fund, the target should be reached by the end of the year!
There are about 60+ used cartridges packed into the boxes in the photo, all donated by local companies and ready to be collected on July 9th. Some of these businesses have been supporting our recycling centre since it opened in 1994, when this way of raising funds was a novelty
They all deserve a medal!
Friday, June 04, 2010
Tetra Pak and the WWF-UK are looking for ideas to get everyone to think and buy renewable. For example: “Create a renewable App to help shoppers”. Be imaginative and you could win £1,000 for yourself and £25,000 to make your idea happen.
Click here to go to the Renewable Idea website to find out more.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Well done everyone-- it's good to see the new flag flying from the top of the pole!
I had a quick look at the Eco-Schools' website. and was pleased to note that, out of the 13,849 school that are registered, only 1,046 schools have been awarded the Green Flag.
The Eco Schools' inspector must have been very impressed with all the hard work that has gone into making this wonderful and productive allotment, in a nearby field, as there is no room to do this within the school's grounds. With support and guidance from the East Feast team and help from parents, I expect the children are looking forward to a bumper crop this year!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Is his Gaia theory right or wrong? Has our planet's bio-system been altered beyond repair by human activity?
He is very gloomy about the future for the human race, but is right about one thing, which has been left out of the clip, our planet is a wondrous place to live!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The school playground has always been small, so the builders needed to used part of the recycling centre during, making it difficult for contractors to empty the containers.
Not that I'm moaning-- there was no other way. I'm just hoping that it hasn't made too much difference to the weight credits that we receive from Babergh District Council. The last cheque for July to September was £729.38!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I guess you're thinking "what's this got to do with recycling?"
Well, when I was teaching, I found that it was very easy to link recycling to land use, caring for our environment and sustainability. Most children seem to have a natural interest and affinity with animals and the pupils at Elmsett School have helped to create Buckles Wood and know that trees and bio-diversity are important.
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
We receive payment for the weight of paper, glass and textiles taken from our recycling centre and the bottle bank outside the Rose and Crown. Between April and September last year, this amounted to just over £1500.00. Totally brilliant for a small village.
Many thanks everyone, especially Dennis Hill, who donates the weight credits from the his bottle bank to school.
Friday, January 01, 2010
As it will not be easy to deliver to these stores, which are in the middle of Ipswich, we shall be taking our bin liners full of cards to Sainsbury and the money raised will benefit the Forest Stewardship Council.
Morrisons are collecting cards for a second year. The Salvation Army is their chosen charity.