World Environment Day

This week John XXIII College celebrated World Environment Day on June 5th. 'WED' is celebrated every year to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action.

The theme for this year's World Environment Day celebrations is Think. Eat. Save. Think. Eat. Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. John XXIII College participated in World Environment Day in many ways.

We had a Nude Food Lunch - No plastic wrapping allowed on student lunches for the day. Nude Food is a fantastic opportunity to teach children the positive message of 'nude food = a healthy body + a healthy planet', we want our students to be empowered to choose healthy, rubbish free food for their lunches and snacks.

Students and staff were invited to Walk/cycle/carpool to school. We always encourage all our students to walk or cycle safely to school as it helps them get fit and healthy. Also it is the most inexpensive way to commute.

We held a Tree and shrub planting event at lunch time. Many students volunteered to give up their lunch break to help the environment and improve the College outer surroundings. Students replanted the area by the upper staff car park that was damaged last year due to the building of the new water tanks. This area now looks beautiful again.

A wonderful effort was made by all our homeroom groups with an early morning Homeroom Clean Up. Students started off their World environment day by doing a campus clean up around their homeroom area. Despite the cold morning students really enjoyed helping out.

We want our students to 'Think. Eat. Save'. Thank you to everyone who got involved and made our day such a wonderful success…

If can contribute some sustainable ideas or suggestions for the College please feel free to email me

Let's work together to make a noticeable improvement in the area of sustainability at John XXIII College.

Linda Reilly (Kiernan)
Sustainability Coordinator