School to own Amazon rainforest
Monday 25th January 2010
The first week of February (1st to the 5th) is Sustainability Week at Cranbrook School. This is being organised to raise awareness about this increasingly important issue, both globally and in the school itself so that students can consider and implement new ways to generate energy and use what we have efficiently.
As a result of this focus on a sustainable world this term, the school has chosen the World Land Trust to support as part of their annual Lenten Appeal this year. Money will go towards obtaining rainforest land in the Amazon, owned by the School and managed by the Trust. As part of their fundraising for Lenten Appeal Week therefore, the School will be running a sponsored sustainability challenge. They will be encouraging as many students as possible to become involved in this - not only to be sponsored, but to become proactive about being sustainable themselves.
During Sustainability Week, Year 9 students will take part in lessons covering topics such as sustainable air travel to hedgerow foraging and cooking!
The School is also supporting the RSPB’s ‘Letter to the Future’ campaign which lobbies for action from national and international governments on climate change and sustaining our natural world for future generations. Cranbrook students will be invited to sign copies of the letter to be sent off to central government. The campaign is firmly endorsed by many celebrities and the school hopes to add their collective voice to the thousands of names already on paper.
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