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ECO ILEADERS: TACKLING WASTE

The Eco ileaders are on a mission to reduce our waste at IGS! Litter pickers

This year our Eco iLeader group has over 40 members who are all concerned about our environment and the effects of Climate Change. The group has decided to focus on the following projects below over the course of the year:

PAPER

Establish a paper Recycling Rota within school

Less paper usage - Reduce printing

PLASTIC

Reduce one-use plastics

Encourage use of own water bottles

NATURE

Establish Gardening Club

No Mow May (Plantlife campaign)

WASTE

Local litter picks

Great Big School Clean (Keep Britain Tidy campaign)

CLOTHING

Pre-loved uniform/PE kit sale

Paper

At IGS we have the following effective practices in place to reduce our paper usage:

  1. Parent letters and newsletters are sent via email;
  2. Administration processes are online (e.g. Parents’ evenings, consent forms, data collection);
  3. The school website contains additional information, news and the prospectus;
  4. We utilise the latest technology and online student learning tools (e.g. iPads, Showbie).

But the Eco iLeaders know that there is still more we can do!

The group have started their efforts by raising awareness in displays around school and talking to everyone about how saving paper saves trees. 

Litter

Over 20 Eco iLeaders participated in a litter pick after school on Thursday 11th November. In half an hour they manged to collect 5 full (biodegradeable) bin bags of rubbish. The litter pickers and hoops were kindly loaned to us by Wharfedale Tackles Plastic and Friends of Ilkley Moor.

Watch this space for more Eco updates soon!

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