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: Wed 6 Feb 2019

Did you know that you can help plant trees just by searching on the internet? Sounds like a dream, but it's true! Ecosia is an online search engine that is FREE to use and it uses the money generated from ads to plants trees around the world. About 45 searches helps pay to plant a single tree. Ecosia currently plants trees in a number of countries, including Nicaragua, Colombia, Senegal, Morocco, Spain, Indonesia, Peru, and Madagascar. In April 2018, Ecosia reached a milestone - they planted 25 million trees since starting their project!

Searching with Ecosia is REALLY easy. In fact, it works just like Google. Setting it up on your computer is simple too! Go to the website HERE and make it your default browser. You can also bookmark Ecosia in your favourites toolbar to make it easy to reach. So go ahead, get searching with Ecosia, and help make the world a greener place!

Published: Wed 30 Jan 2019

A great way to cut down on unnecessary packaging is to bring your own lunch to school! It's no secret that our school canteen uses polystyrene take away containers which are terrible for the environment. These can't be recycled and sadly they end up in landfill. BUT if you pack your lunch for school in your own tupperware containers, you can avoid this waste. Alternatively, bring your own tupperware to the canteen for your food to be put in it. We can cut down on the rubbish generated by our school if we just think ahead!