Reflections

Merici College Green Tip #33 - Save clothing from landfill at Merici Sw(op) Shop event Tuesday 3 November

Australians buy an average of 27 kilograms of new textiles each year and then discard about 23 kilograms into landfill  – and two-thirds of those discards are manmade synthetic/plastic fibres that may never breakdown.

Sustainability consultant Jane Milburn said Australians are the second-largest consumers of new textiles after north Americans who annually buy 37kg each.

https://textilebeat.com/aussies-send-85-of-textiles-to-landfill/

The good news is that you can be part of the solution. 

75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War

For many years on the first Wednesday of September, students from a Defence Force family have represented Merici College at a Commemoration Ceremony for The Battle of Australia at the Australian War Memorial. 

Due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19 and current restrictions, the national commemorative ceremony will, regrettably, not be held this year.

The Road to Academic Excellence

The road to academic excellence which is not always smooth, straight and easy.

For most students, the road is uphill, winds around corners and requires hard work. Just like our experiences this year.  At our recent Awards ceremony, the ladies who received awards for their academic achievement and effort deserve this recognition and praise.  Many of them have had to make sacrifices to achieve their personal best:

Merici College Green Tip #26 - Action to reduce your environmental impact and save money at home

Humanity activity is straining available surface water and groundwater supplies, contributing to droughts, dust storms, and other environmental problems that are detrimental to nature and humanity. Further, some water experts say that by reducing water use by 50 litres per person per day, we could delay or avoid the need for new water provision infrastructure such as dams or desalination plants, and their associated significant environmental impacts. 

A couple of simple actions can reduce your water consumption and save you money:

Merici Green Tip #25 - How to make your household sponge better for your wallet and the environment...

It was recently pointed out to me that what I do at home is not common practice and that it would be beneficial to share this knowledge to increase the environmental savings.  So, I wash my household sponges in the dishwasher at the end of the day along with the days dishes.

Tips, tricks, life hacks... whatever you want to call them, they will reduce your environmental impact and save you money by keeping your household items working better for longer.

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