Tuesday, March 30, 2010

James Lovelock

I made a point of listening to James Lovelock on the Today programme this morning, as he has spent most of his 90 years studying environmental issues.
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

Back to Normal

It has taken about one and a half terms to complete the new extension, with its disabled access and secure parking area for bikes, and it looks really good, matching our old building brilliantly!

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

Just a minute

Have a break? from Greenpeace UK on Vimeo.

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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