Buy a lunch box and be cool. Get your friends to use lunch boxes too. Pack your food in reusable containers instead of waxed paper, sandwich bags or aluminium foil. It will stay fresher and will not get “squashed”!
Collect and recycle aluminium cans and plastic bottles. Can you believe that recycling one aluminium can save enough energy to keep a light bulb lit for 12 hours!
Use both sides of a piece of paper when writing letters or doing homework. If you only need to use one side, save the paper in a “reuse” box for future use. Make your paper last twice as long.
Use a pencil and erase any mistakes. If you need a perfect copy, practice on one of the papers from your “reuse” box and then copy it over.
Set up a paper collection scheme for each classroom by making “paper only” boxes for the pupils and teachers to put used paper in. Make sure they are clearly labelled and put in an obvious place.
Involve pupils by inviting them to create posters and bright labels for the recycle bins.