DESCRIPTION of the International Action realized during GLOBAL ACTION WEEKS
Name of the Action
Environmental School Audit
7.11- 11.11. 2011, ZŠ Povýšenia sv. Kríža, Smižany
20 teachers, 260 pupils and 4 local community actors: Municipal authority, Parish of Smižany, Library of Smižany and Brantner nova Ltd. Spišská Nová Ves
of the Action
Pupils attended excursion in the company Brantner nova, which made the collectionand recycling of plastics. Pupils acquainted with the process of collection, sorting and compressing. Pupils interested in the procedure for processing plastics. On the web pupils found a phase of plastics processing. Pupils obtained the data on the quantity of collected of waste in the village. They worked with this information. Pupils prepared the presentation with the conclusion of obtained information. They found the following: in year 2010 was collected 36, 79 tons of plastic waste, which means 1,226,000 bottles. Citizens od Smižany saved approximately 77 tons of oil and 97% energy to produce new plastics.
The most important points that make this action worth doing
The findings and calculations on separate of waste were published in the parish magazine “Emanuel” and parish monthly “Smižiansky hlásnik” (Watchman of Smižany). Pupils created a paper well, which was for them a symbol of clean environment and water in the Global South. They made from the plastic bottle caps a mosaic of meadow flowers. Well with the meadow flowers is located in the library of Smižany.
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