Eco-Curriculars at Knox Academy

At Knox Academy, we value the environment in our local community and in the wider world. We feel that it is important for young people to engage with environmental issues, which have an impact on our present and undoubtedly on our future. For this reason, there are two environmental clubs at Knox Academy in which students can get involved: the Eco-Committee and the Green Team.

The Eco-Committee is a student and staff group which works to implement positive environmental changes within Knox Academy and the school community. The committee meets once a week on Tuesdays at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2) to organise environmental initiatives like awareness campaigns, donation drives, and our ever popular Eco-Week.

The Green Team is Knox Academy's recycling club and we meet every Wednesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2). We get together once a week to empty recycling from classrooms around the school and we work on other projects throughout the year too. We have an amazing group of students in S1-S4 who are already involved and we always welcome new members!

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For further information or if you would like to contribute to these groups, please contact Miss Laudi.

Environment News

Published: Fri 6 Mar 2020

For the 3rd year in a row, the Eco-Committee is running a clothing collection for Rock Trust, a charitable organisation that works with young people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Rock Trust provides useful services like one-to-one support, group programmes, employability training, and volunteering/work experience opportunities. To help young people, Rock Trust also provides supplies like clothing.

We're collecting donations of clean clothes in good condition (ages 16-25/sizes 8-20) from March 9 to 20 - that's two whole weeks! And this comes at a great time because you might be doing some spring cleaning at home and realize that in the depths of your closet, you have a lot of clothes you rarely wear! Rather than send those clothes to landfill, let's put them toward a good cause! Clothing donations can be brought to Miss Laudi's room. We look forward to seeing the Knox community come together for another good cause!

Published: Fri 6 Mar 2020

The Eco-Committee's theme for Eco-Week this year is Food & Climate Change. Specifically, we want everyone to understand how our eating habits have an impact on the environment and climate change. Meat consumption and livestock agriculture are significant causes of deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. As such, adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet - even a few days a week - can make a difference. The Eco-Committee will be sharing vegan recipes each day this week and our first one is fantastic: vegan chocolate chip cookies! We promise they're delicious and easy to make! Here's the link:

The Most Wonderful Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever