Green Week 2021
Green Week is all about making the Island School community aware of the changes that could easily be made in everyday life and kick-starting some positive action for the planet.
This year, the change in the way we use technology meant we could hear from more external speakers. Gary Stokes from OceansAsia and Shaun Martin from WWF talked about some of the major issues that face our planet today. Their talks offered us a great springboard to launch some new initiatives such as the reusable masks programme and the biodiversity challenge, as well as reigniting interest in some of our other ongoing projects with plastic, polystyrene and food carton recycling. Green Week is a focal point but the WANBO team will continue to launch new and exciting initiatives for the community to get involved with, and in doing so, we want every student to be the change.
Click below to read more about all the great initiatives and events happened during the Week.
The Inter-House Biodiversity Challenge encouraged students to get outside and take photographs of wild species of plants and animals around the region using the iNaturalist App.
Congratulations to everyone who collected food cartons for recycling and clock up hundreds of House points. Bring your washed and cut cartons to your House office before the 18 March 2021. The more cartons you collect, the more House points you will receive!
Reusable Mask Competition
This year, Island School has collaborated with Sports Clothing manufacturer Tsunami Sportswear to launch a reusable mask design competition. Students can submit their own designs to their respective Houses themed around the ‘House Spirit’.
Organic Food Giveaway
Co Owner of Magic Organics, alumnus Alvin Kwong, Fleming, visited Island School during Green Week. He bought with him an assortment of organic vegetables from his farm in Qingyuan, Guangdong. He explained the process of shipping the vegetables into Hong Kong and how the supply chain runs.
The Precious Plastics team – also known as the Circular IS team – have been implementing projects to raise awareness about the global plastics problem.
Computer Hardware Collection
In collaboration with Green Week, Da Vinci House is collecting old computer hardware to support the Crossroads Foundation.
Plastic Free Seas – Clearbot Project
Ecosia – Searching for Trees
Planting trees is an easy way to help fight climate change and improve the environment in general. If you can’t plant a tree in person, use ECOSIA!