Rubbish Free Lunch Challenge Winner 2009
When we went to the ResourceSmart School Awards we won 2 of the categories. This is my letter of thanks for the sponsorship.
Mildura West Primary School
30th November 2009
Thank you for sponsoring us to go to Melbourne for the Rubbish Free Challenge and the ResourceSmart Awards. With your kind donation we were able to travel by plane and arrive safely. When we were flying we got to see the countryside and how beautiful it was from the air.
At the awards ceremony I learnt about other schools and what they do for the environment. There were so many different ideas and so many people involved. Sharing ideas helps us to think of new ideas for our school. That is all good for the environment.
Cameron and I were members of the Game Show along with two students from Mill Park Secondary College. Minister Jennings was on our team. We had so much fun.
I believe you can stop Climate Change by:
*Turning off the lights when not in use
*Reducing the use of electricity
*Installing solar panels and wind turbines
*Using a recyclable cloth bag instead of plastic bags when shopping
If everyone just did a few things we could make a big difference.
There were so many messages in peoples’ presentations but the ones that stood out for me were:
*Do not waste water because it is a precious resource
*Look after our wildlife
*Make sure you use actions and not just words.
The highlights included Mildura West being announced as a winner of the Rubbish Free Challenge. We have so many people that are rubbish free everyday not just on Rubbish Free Wednesdays. Thank you for our prize money. We are hoping to get a new composting system as our compost bins are falling apart. Then it was announced that we were the winners of the Waste Wise ResourceSmart Schools Award. One of the things I enjoy is making pots out of newspaper, then the seedlings are put in the pots and the whole thing can be planted so we don’t disturb the roots and the newspaper holds the water.
I hope that everyone at home tries at least one thing to help Climate Change.
Thank you for your sponsorship and the prize money. It will help our school with some more projects.