Students in Stage 2 have been learning about Sustainability and how to reduce waste in Geography this year. Stage 2 learned about ‘carbon footprint’ which means that how we manage waste affects the home, school, community and world environment. For example, throwing food waste in normal bins instead of the compost bin adds to landfill waste and the food scraps over time create harmful chemicals that flow into our oceans affecting both humans and animals. Also, students learned about ‘renewable and non-renewable energy’ and how most of our energy sources such as electricity and gas are made from coal, a non-renewable energy source that will eventually run out in the future. Students showed fascination about ways to solve issue of non-renewable energy by studying in depth how we can better use natural energy sources such as solar power, wind power and hydroelectricity. Additionally, we learned about ways to leave a ‘positive environmental footprint’ by using less packaged food, recycling responsibly, upcycle recyclable products and composting to reduce waste at school. Students created projects such as Power Point presentations, posters, skits and short films to promote Recycling and Nude Food to solve the waste problem at Regents Park Christian School. Some of the student’s designs were entered into the Nude Food Day competition. Annie and Joanna created an excellent poster design promoting Nude Food at Regents Park Christian School and won a lunch kit spot prize worth $100 from the competition. Congratulations to these students.