Totem poles

Totem poles

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Petone Beach rubbish pick up and audit

Despite the wet weather, we helped Ben from Sustainable Coastlines to do a rubbish pick up and audit. This time we did it on a Sunday so families could join us.
First we measured the specified area.
Then we picked up all the rubbish. Luckily the rain stopped until we had finished the pick up.

 All done.
 Then back to school to sort and load in the data.

 Job done. It was great being citizen scientists for the day.
Next year we are going to be surveying a new area in the Porirua Harbour.

Whats been happening with our rubbish?

This year we have been working with Kim from Sustainability Trust looking at the schools litter
  On Friday we interviewed Dylan, our caretaker to find out what he has to do with rubbish at our school.

 We found out lots. Apparently some classes are not as others at recycling and sorting their rubbish. I wonder which class is the best?
 We wrote some messages on the concrete to encourage the whole school to do the right thing.
We are working on a plan on how we can help Dylan to reduce, reuse and recycle our rubbish next year.