Eco-Curriculars at Knox Academy

At Knox Academy, we value the environment in our local community and in the wider world. We feel that it is important for young people to engage with environmental issues, which have an impact on our present and undoubtedly on our future. For this reason, there are two environmental clubs at Knox Academy in which students can get involved: the Eco-Committee and the Green Team.

The Eco-Committee is a student and staff group which works to implement positive environmental changes within Knox Academy and the school community. The committee meets once a week on Tuesdays at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2) to organise environmental initiatives like awareness campaigns, donation drives, and our ever popular Eco-Week.

The Green Team is Knox Academy's recycling club and we meet every Wednesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2). We get together once a week to empty recycling from classrooms around the school and we work on other projects throughout the year too. We have an amazing group of students in S1-S4 who are already involved and we always welcome new members!

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For further information or if you would like to contribute to these groups, please contact Miss Laudi.

Environment News

Published: Mon 20 Mar 2023

During Eco-Week, we'd like for registration classes to learn more about the problems of fast fashion and clothing waste. This connects to our Swish event in which we are hoping to divert clothing waste and to give many garments a new lease on life! We'd also like to give you ideas of what you can do with old/unwanted clothes. The following YouTube videos offer a great range of information, statistics, and ideas to help make your fashion habits more environmentally friendly!

Why your $8 shirt is a huge problem

Fashion Waste - Behind the News

The True Cost of Fashion (The Economist)

How To Recycle Old Clothes | One Small Step

Zero Waste Daniel Turns Clothing Scraps Into Fashion 

How H&M’s Recycling Machines Make New Clothes From Used Apparel | World Wide Waste

2 Minutes Of Fact-Checkable Climate Change Facts For Skeptics - Climate town

Published: Tue 7 Mar 2023

As shared during last week's assembly, the Eco-Committee is trying a new Eco-Merit initiative. The goals of this initiative are to (1) encourage all Knox students and staff to carry out environmentally friendly behaviours on a daily basis and (2) recognise the efforts of Knox students and staff who are engaging in sustainable actions, no matter how small!

The deadline for staff to submit nominations is Monday 20 March 2023 and the Eco-Committee will deliver the Eco-Merits on Friday 24 March 2023. The reg group with the most Eco-Merits will get a special mention and we'll try to organise a little reward as well. We hope to see an increase in eco-friendly actions across the school over the next few weeks!