World Environmental Day  5 June 2017

By Going Green

Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, invites us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.
This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.
This is the Riebeek challenge for today: Wherever you are, please pick up 10 pieces of trash.
 

Well done girls. So proud of you. 

Well done to the Grade 7's for taking a task and turning it into motivation and fun. They all had to bring a recyclable item to school to enter the class as part of their learning. They were enthusiastic and made it exciting. They set rules for themselves and they did a fantastic job. Well done to the Grade 7's for taking a task and turning it into motivation and fun. 

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Going Green celebrated World Wildlife Day on Friday at assembly with stuffed wild animals and a video clip. On this day we celebrate the beauty of our wild flora and fauna. The theme for World Wildlife Day 2017 is 'Listen to Young Voices'. Going Green urged everyone of the girls ,the leaders of tomorrow, to become aware and involved in wildlife conservation by doing one thing during the weekend by helping our wildlife. It was said how marine life is dying and as a result the whole oceanic ecosystem is threatened, simply by sources of pollution. If we are to preserve the ocean and it's natural beauty, drastic measures have to be taken to combat pollution and keep what we hold most dear . The talk about wildlife was ended with an invitation to a clean up at Hobie Beach which was held over the weekend. Going Green also wishes to thank all who brought recyclables during the week

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International Women and Girls in Science Day

Saturday, 11th February was International Women and Girls in Science Day. Women and girls in science come about with new inventions and methods everyday, such as how to live a greener lifestyle. Going Green encourages our girls to live greener lives and we thrilled that we have many enthusiastic girls in science and of course our very own science guru, Mrs Kruger! Going Green Tip of the Week. Keep your textbooks in a good condition and spare a tree from being cut down

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colouring in competition

In celebration of International Wetlands Day the Going Green club organised a colouring-in completition. The winnners are:
Grade 4 - Ayema Douw, Grade 5 - Chane van Jaarsveld, Grade 6 - Reutloue Dungwa

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wetlands valued, saving water and colouring in

2 February was International Wetlands Day! Did you know? Wetlands act as natural filters and are home to various birds, insects , fish and plants. Going Green encourages you to preserve these gems!  
Going Green Tip Of The Week: Save water; every drop counts ! Here are a few ways you can save this precious resource: Close all running taps. Report any leakage. Share a basin when washing your hands. At work or at play, save water everyday! Going Green would like to wish all the juniors participating in the Wetlands Colouring Competition good luck! The deadline is Monday 6th of February

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 World Ocean’s Day 2017

Celebrate World Ocean’s Day 2017
We play in them and we rely on them for food … our waters deserve better than history has treated them.
The oceans have many threats, but the easiest to address is our reliance on plastics. Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
Changing habits is hard, but let us make a start. Here are some habit changing tips for our reliance on plastic: • Choose to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water.

  • Refuse single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other “disposable” plastics
  • Reduce everyday plastics such as sandwich bags and juice cartons by replacing them with a reusable lunch bag/box that includes a thermos. • Recycle. If you must use plastic. Avoid plastic bags and polystyrene foam as both typically have very low recycling rates. • Volunteer at a beach cleanup. • Spread the word. Talk to your family and friends about why it is important to reduce plastic in our lives and the nasty impacts of plastic pollution.

 
We celebrate World Ocean’s Day on June 8, we need to recognize our consumption of plastic and how we can change our habits.
 
Our challenge for today:
Throw all your plastic bottles in the boxes provided in the passages today.
 

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22 February - rain gauges and plastic collection

The Going Green Club on 22 February had an exciting time. They got virtually the whole school involved in bringing plastic bottles and put up their very own rain gauge. Come on RAIN. The Going Green team are planning on keeping record of every drop that falls. Tip of the Week: Close the tap while you brush the teeth. The Going Green Team is also looking forward to putting up our windsock later in the term. The Going Green Team will be collecting newspapers from 27 February.

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The grade 4s 

 musical instruments making music with recycling ideas

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A call to our learners to support Going Green

By Amy Schambril

Do you enjoy being one with nature or eating chocolate (since you know, Earth is the only planet on which it exists) then come help us preserve our home and join Going Green. Going Green is a fresh, vibrant, all-things-green-loving society. We meet up once a week and do activities such as sort out recycling materials, take out weeds from our grounds and other various fun things like going on treasure hunts and making clothes out of recyclable material. Although we are regarded as the small baby committee we have big plans such as remodelling our rose garden, starting a compost heap and a veggie garden, planting flowers around our school visiting a recycle plant and have a litter clean up at the beach. As respect your environment is one of our points in our 2017 motto it is ideal that you join this society as respect for the environment is what we stand for. Being a new committee we encourage you to please join and make it bigger and save our Earth since there is always a plan b but no planet b. Remember , recycle, reuse, reduce and respect!

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