- Recycle your oral care products at St Columba's
- Boomerang Bags Ballarat
- Volunteers for the Garden
- Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
Our school is competing in the Colgate Community Garden Challenge. By recycling oral care waste, we’re in the running to win a recycled community garden set! Put your used (clean) oral care products in the collection box at the office and replace them with a bamboo toothbrush while you’re at it!
During the competition period, schools will earn Garden Points by sending oral care waste to TerraCycle for recycling, and by earning online votes from the community.
1 unit of oral care waste = 10 Garden Points
1 online vote = 1 Garden Point
Vote for our school! You can vote once per day! https://www.terracycle.com.au/en-AU/contests/colgategardenvoting
Did you see the Boomerang Bags display at the Arts Festival?
Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make reusable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. The bags are given away to friends, family, colleagues, bagless strangers and so on, as a plastic bag alternative that can be used and reused, or passed on to others in need. The bags create a platform to start conversations, make friends, upcycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of reusing.
If you would like to sew some Boomerang Bags over the holidays, see Erica for some take home packs that contain everything you need to get started.
To get involved, find out about upcoming sewing bees or donate fabric, join the Boomerang Bags Ballarat Facebook page or speak to Erica or Nicky.
Have you thought about volunteering in the garden?
Whether it’s running a gardening clinic with students or helping Melissa in the garden on a Tuesday or Thursday, volunteers are always appreciated! Contact the office to arrange a time.
ABC ME show casting call
ABC ME's What's For Dinner program is looking for kids aged 8-15, from Victoria, who are passionate about food and how it's celebrated in their family. Anyone interested in taking part in the October filming of the show can email the show's producers: firstname.lastname@example.org