This year one of the main focuses for the Student Council is to support and improve recycling at NAISAK. I received a letter last week from Suryanathen in 3N, which I would like to share with the community. It clearly shows writing for a purpose and even involves some mathematics - a real strength of our integrated primary curriculum. The message is clear and simple – act now or face the consequences!!
Dear Mr Nick,
I am writing to you about deforestation. Deforestation means cutting down trees. Trees are important for oxygen and homes for animals. However, despite their importance, so many tees are cut down by NAISAK.
I am sure if we begin to recycle at NAISAK, we will lower the trees cut down for paper. Nine million and eight hundred and fifty-five thousand trees are cut down for paper every year. If we carry on cutting down trees, there will be no trees left in 100 years.
So in order to help save trees, if we recycled one ton of paper at NAISAK we would save 17 trees from being cut down for trees. If we could recycle one ton of paper every month, we could save two hundred and four trees from being cut down every year.
For this reason, I feel we should start recycling paper at NAISAK to help lower deforestation and help twenty-eight thousand animals that lose their homes every year.
Thank you for your help.
5 ways to stop deforestation
- Plant a tree.
- Go paperless.
- Recycle and buy recycled products.
- Look for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on wood and wood products.
- Eat vegetarian meals as often as possible.