St Louis Eco School Our achievements so far All information is presented on www.stlouismiddleschool.com
The Eco-Committee • We meet every week • Friday 1.45pm to 2.15pm, Primary • Monday 1.30pm to 2.15pm, Middle School • Adult committee members are • School Director • Lucia Vescovi • Deputy Heads • Natasha Croad, Gerry Rafferty, Sarah Revell • Eco Architect/PAB • Donatella Ricchiuti • Caretaker Paolo Castelli • Student Council coordSarah Ramsay • Student Council coordChristina Gianandrea • Loca Administration, Stefano Piccardi • Recycling Bins local admin Maria Caruso • School cleaner Maria
We have an Eco-notice board The 7 steps Information about Eco School
Our meetings are at lunch Great decisions are made over a plate of pasta!
Review • We started with an audit of the school and how Eco-Friendly we already were, we recorded results and put them on our website • Students from the School Council completed the audit.
Action Plan • The action plan shows all the things we want to achieve and how we plan to do it. Each time something is achieved we update it
Monitoring • With her architectural drawings of the school we were able to monitor how much electricity we used. • To get us started, a local Eco-Architect helped us audit the school‘s electricity use.
Monitoring • We placed a record sheet like this in every single room in the school every week for a month.
Electricity monitoring We checked whether lights and other electrical things were on or off We recorded the results
Electricity Monitoring • The results were put into an Excel document for each floor of the school.
Our Environmental Review • From this we were able to calculate how much electricity we use in the school each week. • The calculations were carried out using Microsoft Excel • The results were recorded on the school plan
Outside school we... ...planted new trees when others had to be cut down ...renovated the Eco Mud Hut
...look after our pond area ...care for our nature area, we’re growing pumpkins
Inside school we... ...recycle paper ... save water from being wasted
We also... recycle all of our food waste And have plants inside school as well as outside
What else are we doing? • We have student monitors to prevent litter dropping • Water monitors to check taps are turned off • We recycle as much as possible • We plan eco-work into our curriculum, planning samples on next slide
Year 7 Science Planning Year 2 English Planning
We publicised the Eco Schools project to the whole school, with assemblies.
This was our very first Podcast, please listen on our website Our School Open Day was on World Earth Day so we made our Eco Podcast
Community • 1.We involved the community in the project by allowing our ideas to infiltrate the neighbourhood around us. • 2.We used podcast/website and neighbourhood visits to develop community recognition without use of paper • www.stlouismiddleschool.com • 3.Unique Industrial link to a firm of eco architects...[Director Donatella Wallnofer] that will take our monitoring surveys and look at developing in the near future an eco friendly newly designed school in our community • 4.We measured traffic level noise near our school by adopting microphones
Community • 5.We asked staff to cycle to work to develop community spirit • ...Deputy Head and Head of performing arts and numerous teachers took up challenge • 6.Open Day design of trees made from recycled material AUCTIONED to our internal and external community for charity • 7.The world community was alerted using our website [here] that shows at least 30 countries were interested in our venture. • 8. EcoSports Day • 9.We issue an open invitation to Head of Eco-Italy to our Eco sports Day
Eco-code • We had a competition to find the best Eco-Code poem, using an acrostic poem with ST LOUIS SCHOOL as the starting letters
Our Eco-Code • S Sing along to the St Louis tune • T Turn off the lights when you leave the room • L Let others take up the St Louis cause • O Others, make them aware of our new green laws • U Us, we are an Eco School, so let’s start now, • I It will soon succeed, we tell you now • S So these are the points to show you how • S Stop wasting paper and killing trees • C Cans and bottles, don’t forget them please • H Heaters aren’t needed when it’s a sunny day • O Only open the windows, starting from May • O Open your eyes, see what you’ve done • L Let’s leave the world full of fun
What’s next? • We will re-monitor electricity use and see if we have reduced the electricity bills • Look into methods of making the school heating more eco-friendly • We will keep doing all of the things we have started doing this year • We will keep asking advice from eco schools