Sunday, August 20, 2017
Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda

Eco-Schools: Being More Sustainable

IN SCHOOL

There are many different ways staff, teachers and pupils can become more sustainable in and around school.  Below are some suggestions of how you can become greener:-

  • Don't throw litter; make sure that any waste goes in the correct bins.
  • Don't waste paper: recycle any unwanted paper and try to reduce the amount of paper you use.
  • Turn off any unwanted lights.
  • Do you need to leave all lights on in you room or can you reduce the number of lights that you use?
  • Do not leave any equipment on 'stand by', for example TV, projectors, DVD players.
  • If you are not using any machines or electrical equipment, please turn them off.
  • Do you need to drive to school or could you walk, share a lift with others or use the school bus?

AT HOME 

There are many different ways of reducing waste and being more sustainable in your home.  Here are just some suggestions to ensure that you are more green at home:- 

  • Do you need to drive or could you walk, share a lift with others or use public transport to reduce your carbon emissions?
  • Buy only what you need and do not buy any resources that you do not want in order to reduce waste.
  • Don't throw litter; make sure that any waste goes in the right bins.
  • Don't waste paper: recycle any unwanted paper and try to reduce the amount of paper you use.
  • Turn off any unwanted lights.
  • Do you need to leave all lights on in your room or can you reduce the number of lights that you use?
  • Do not leave any equipment on 'stand by'.
  • If you are not using any machines or electrical equipment, please turn them off.
  • Try and make sure that your house is properly insulated so that you are able to reduce the amount of energy wasted.

If you have any other suggestions that you would like to suggest on how people could reduce waste in school or at home please contact Mrs Maxwell-Lyte via e mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There are many different things that you can recycle:-

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Plastics
  • Food
  • Plants and grass

Remember to recycle anything and everything that you can so that you can reduce the amount of resources being wasted!