SOTWEG brings together students who are passionate about looking after our world, not just relating to sustainability, but also about ethical and social issues.
Below are some photos of activities that happened in Term 1, 2023.
Interschool Sustainability Symposium at Emanuel School
Earth Hour “Take Time for Nature” Tree
Below are some activities for your reference and participation this term.
Wonder White Recycling of Bread Bags
We are supporting a recycling initiative where bread bags will be processed into oils and reused as food grade packaging. A collection box has been placed in the Senior School canteen entrance, so that students can bring bread bags from home and drop them off. In addition to delaying these plastic bags from going into landfill, the added benefit is that we may win some new sports equipment for the College!
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a program designed to empower young people to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about, and give them a platform to to express these issues through the media of writing, photography or video.
The Program offers enthusiastic young people a chance to have their voices heard through high-quality journalistic work. The ultimate goal of these Young Reporters is to identify environmental injustices, highlight solutions and involve the appropriate authorities to address the environmental issues.
Some of the SOTWEG members will be registering and we encourage others across the College to participate. For more information about what this program entails, visit the Keep Australia Beautiful website here.
Would You Like to Join SOTWEG?
The group meets weekly on Tuesdays at lunch and we are always looking for new students to join us. Parents/carers are also welcome to provide ideas and assistance to any activities that we will be embarking on or yet to think of, so please feel free to reach out to me directly.