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Eco Warriors Update

Our Eco Warriors were pleased to meet with Mr Michael Mimmo from the Siena Canteen to hear him speak about the canteen's work towards sustainability.  The students were impressed to learn that the packaging their food comes in was compostable and that the canteen always works hard to minimalise food wastage, working in conjunction with Ms Alexander and the College chickens! Our Eco Warriors had some ideas to share with Mr Mimmo about ways in which the Canteen could work with the students to continue to educate individuals about the impact of our consumer choices.  The girls were pleased to hear that Mr Mimmo and the canteen staff will no longer have straws on display, encouraging students to consider whether they actually need a straw for their drinks.  If students require a straw, they will be available upon request.  Additionally, all staff and students are encouraged to bring a keepcup to the canteen when purchasing their hot drinks.  This eliminates the need for students to use a single use drink cup.  A further incentive is provided in the form of a 30c discount on hot drinks purchased with a keepcup.  

The Eco Warriors are also encouraging students to consider adopting a 'nude food' policy when it comes to packing their lunch each day.  Students are discouraged from bringing their food wrapped in plastic or aluminium wrap, opting for reusable lunchboxes which will keep their food fresh without the need for additional rubbish.  It was noted by the Eco Warriors that many primary schools adopt 'nude food' policies, so students enter Siena in Year 7 with this habit.  We would just like to remind students of the benefits to our local and global environment by limiting waste from unnecessary food packaging.  

Our Eco Warriors are looking forward to soon meeting with local member, The Honourable Josh Frydenberg.  The students will be delivering letters written from the student body expressing their concern for the environment.  We look forward to meeting Mr Frydenberg and are hopeful that he will represent our concerns with the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.  

 

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Our Eco Warriors were pleased to meet with Mr Michael Mimmo from the Siena Canteen to hear him speak about the canteen's work towards sustainability.  The students were impressed to learn that the packaging their food comes in was compostable and that the canteen always works hard to minimalise food wastage, working in conjunction with Ms Alexander and the College chickens! Our Eco Warriors had some ideas to share with Mr Mimmo about ways in which the Canteen could work with the students to continue to educate individuals about the impact of our consumer choices.  The girls were pleased to hear that Mr Mimmo and the canteen staff will no longer have straws on display, encouraging students to consider whether they actually need a straw for their drinks.  If students require a straw, they will be available upon request.  Additionally, all staff and students are encouraged to bring a keepcup to the canteen when purchasing their hot drinks.  This eliminates the need for students to use a single use drink cup.  A further incentive is provided in the form of a 30c discount on hot drinks purchased with a keepcup.  

The Eco Warriors are also encouraging students to consider adopting a 'nude food' policy when it comes to packing their lunch each day.  Students are discouraged from bringing their food wrapped in plastic or aluminium wrap, opting for reusable lunchboxes which will keep their food fresh without the need for additional rubbish.  It was noted by the Eco Warriors that many primary schools adopt 'nude food' policies, so students enter Siena in Year 7 with this habit.  We would just like to remind students of the benefits to our local and global environment by limiting waste from unnecessary food packaging.  

Our Eco Warriors are looking forward to soon meeting with local member, The Honourable Josh Frydenberg.  The students will be delivering letters written from the student body expressing their concern for the environment.  We look forward to meeting Mr Frydenberg and are hopeful that he will represent our concerns with the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.