Sustainability 2016

Sustainability 2016


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Dear CNPS family and friends,





Did you know that around 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year? And our marine life is suffering - turtles, seabirds, dolphins and whales have died from eating plastic waste like single-use bags. Scientists estimate that by 2050, 99% of seabird species will have ingested plastic. We have to act now to turn this around.




Will you join me in signing a petition calling on our Environment Minister to ban plastic bags now?




Australians use around 4 billion plastic bags every year - that’s a whopping 10 million each day. An estimated 50 million of these end up in our waterways and ocean.




South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and ACT already have successful plastic bag bans in place. It’s time for the four biggest States - Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia - to step up and take plastic bags off the menu for marine life.




Every name that is added builds momentum around the campaign and makes it more likely for us to get plastic bags banned.




After you've signed the petition please also take a moment to share it with others. It's super easy – all you need to do is forward this email.





Thank you!









Thanks to the help from the Victorian Government Coburg North PS has solar!

In 2015 a local community organisation Positive Charge secured a grant from Sustainability Victoria, that contributed $10,000 toward a solar power system on the school's roof. With thanks to the school community we matched that funding which enabled us to install a 15KW system saving the school $3,200 per year and reduce pollution. 

Check out more here.



Want more?

Please see 2015 Sustainability and 2014 Sustainability for more about the school's sustainability program.