Eco-Tips

The Knox Eco-Committee has created a comprehensive list of eco-tips to help you lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. By making these small changes, you'll be able to reduce your impact on the environment!

Eco-Tips

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018

Our Eco-Tip this week is especially important in our day-to-day life here at school. When you are working in your jotters, make sure to use up every space, rather than flipping to a new page at the start of each lesson. By doing this, you will make use of the whole jotter and you won't waste paper! Your jotter will last longer and it will also help you keep your notes in better sequence too! Give it a try today!

Published: Tue 6 Nov 2018

Our Eco-Tip this week encourages everyone to use public transportation rather than driving their own car. Yesterday, members of the Eco-Committee and Green Team attended a climate change workshop where we learned about how carbon negatively impacts the atmosphere and leads to rising temperatures. We calculated our individual carbon footprints and learned that even small changes like using public transportation, car sharing, walking and cycling reduce how much carbon you add to the environment!

Published: Tue 30 Oct 2018

Our Eco-Tip this week is an easy one: turn off the lights! When you leave a room, it's a waste of electricity to leave the lights on and over time, this can cost quite a bit of money. Make an effort to do this in your home and even at school - hold your teachers accountable if they leave a light on in an empty classroom!

Published: Mon 22 Oct 2018

Welcome back from the October break! Our Eco-Tip this week involves being more selective with the products you buy. When it comes to buying fruits and vegetables, you can make an effort to buy them loose, rather than packaged in plastic. Unfortunately, most major grocery stores choose to package their fruits and vegetables in plastic wrapping because it is seen as "convenient". However, this is a large source of unnecessary plastic waste! Why are bananas sold in plastic bags? It's outrageous! You can be a more environmental consumer by avoiding this plastic packaging and instead choosing to buy loose products. Also, many local farm shops and markets sell fruits and vegetables completely loose, so keep an eye out for these too!

Published: Tue 9 Oct 2018

Our Eco-Tip this week is a simple one and many of you already do it: make an effort to take reusable shopping bags when you go to any store! By doing this, you can significantly reduce the amount of plastic bags going to landfill because they aren't recyclable! Don't be shy to take reusable shopping bags to ALL stores, even clothing stores! Are you ever going to use that TopShop plastic bag again? Probably not. So help the environment and skip the bags!