THE COMPETITION <ul><li>St. Dorothy ’ s Senior Students were asked to think of a slogan which raises awareness about our environment. Andrea Cini and Thalia Massa of Form 2.3 came up with the winning Slogan which reads: </li></ul><ul><li>REDUCE, RECYCLE, REUSE, </li></ul><ul><li>THINK OF OUR PLANET BEFORE YOU REFUSE! </li></ul>
THE LOGO <ul><li>Andrea and Thalia also created the chosen logo which depicts two hands holding the roots of a plant which grows strong enough to hold our world. </li></ul>
The Material Bags <ul><li>A printing company was approached to produce material bags which will have the School ’ s Logo together with the winning slogan and logo about the environment printed on them. </li></ul><ul><li>The green consumers at St. Dorothy ’ s Senior School i.e. the Students, the Staff and the Parents bought these material bags at slightly a higher price in order to raise funds for the Home Economics lab. </li></ul><ul><li>The Home Economics teachers would like to thank everyone for supporting this initiative. </li></ul>
THE PRINTED BAG One can order a material bag at the price of € 3.
THE COMPOST BIN <ul><li>Another initiative taken up by the Home Economics department was to start off a project in making compost. </li></ul><ul><li>A talk to all Form 2 students was held in November 2008 where a representative from WasteServ explained how this project can be carried out. </li></ul>
THE PROCESS <ul><li>Kimberly Camilleri (Form 2.1, Celine Caruana (Form 2.1)and Nevena Aleksic (Form 2.2) volunteered to become Green monitors and help out in the process. </li></ul><ul><li>Again the School ’ s green consumers were asked for their support to bring over to school brown and organic waste from home. A consistent sponsor was without doubt Ms. Therese Galea Curmi. </li></ul><ul><li>In the meantime the Maintenance Staff prepared a base of soil to place the Compost Bin. </li></ul>
THE PROCESS (cont…) <ul><li>A layer of twigs and brown leaves were placed at the base of the Compost bin. </li></ul><ul><li>This was followed by layers of organic waste such as egg shells, potato peel and uncooked left over pieces of fruit and vegetables. </li></ul><ul><li>From time to time the stuff inside the bin was stirred to aerate it and a layer of soil and brown waste was added. </li></ul><ul><li>Occasionally a liquid accelerator was also added to accelerate the process of composting. </li></ul>
Recycling Plastic Bottles <ul><li>Form 3 & 4 students were asked to get plastic bottles from home. </li></ul><ul><li>The bottles were cut in two parts with the upper part being smaller than the lower part. </li></ul><ul><li>The plastic bottles were filled with soil and succulents were planted in the lower part of the bottle. </li></ul><ul><li>The upper part of the bottle was put in place. </li></ul><ul><li>The plant will obtain moisture from the process of condensation. </li></ul>