Today the student council planted 5 native trees at school, kindly donated by the Paper 4 Trees programme in conjunction with Shell Todd and Te Kahuri Nurseries.
Paper 4 Trees is a programme that was set up in 2008 to promote recycling in schools. Each class has a grey bin that they collect cardboard and paper in, that is then put in the big blue bins to be recycled. For every 2 cubic metres of paper and cardboard we recycle each year we receive 1 native tree. This is the equivalent to 8 large wheelie bins.
This year we are aiming to recycle 20 cubic metres and have another 10 natives to plant!