Welcome to a 'sustainable' new year at John XXIII College.
Sustainability is a big priority for John XXIII College, we are hoping to make a noticeable improvement this year. We are honoured to host the Jesuit National Conference on sustainability in July 2012, when we will welcome to our College visitors from all parts of Australia. This is our opportunity to showcase our beautiful campus and all our sustainable initiatives currently in operation and those yet to be implemented.
JTC Solar Energy 'live'
The JTC Solar Energy 'live' reports are available on our website. I would encourage all staff, students and parents to have a look at our link which shows our daily savings in energy.
In January 9 members of the College's Grounds & Maintenance team successfully completed certified training in the safe handling/catch and release of venomous snakes. John XXIII's beautiful green campus and its close proximity to wild bushland means native snakes frequently wander onto the property and need to be removed quickly and safely with minimum stress caused to the snakes themselves. They are then released into nearby bushland or wetland depending on the species of snake, so they can continue their small but important role in maintaining our ecosystem. Mitch Ladyman from Animal Plant Mineral conducted the day's training which included species identification and behaviour study as well as safe handling and most importantly, first aid procedures for venomous bites. These 9 staff members are now certified by the Department of Environment & Conservation and hold a Reptile Removalists license.
- 'Clean up Australia' day is March 2nd 2012.
- We are launching our battery recycling campaign on the 9th of March so you can recycle your batteries from that date. Please see fact sheet attached for more information.
- Entries for our motto competition open to Year 7 and 8 students closes this week, we are looking for the best sustainability motto for John XXIII College. So hopefully we will have a fantastic motto by next week!
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I would like to wish every success to our new sustainability captains Georgia Johnson and Simon Stobie who will no doubt work hard to inspire fellow students to become more sustainably aware in their daily lives at home and at school.
If you work in sustainability or can contribute some sustainable ideas or suggestions for the College please feel free to email me email@example.com
Let's work together to make a noticeable improvement in the area of sustainability at John XXIII College.
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