Archive | Environmentally friendly

greenbatch with pam


Reducing our ecological footprint was the topic of discussion when Augusta-Margaret River Shire president Pam Townsend visited the Year 6 MRIS students last week. Ms Townsend gave an insight into the shire’s sustainability initiatives including recycling projects, renewable energy options and reducing greenhouse emission throughout the shire. Wallcliffe firies for saving their plastics for MRIS. […]

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Frog song group

MRIS Frog Melody a hit!

A song-writing, singing and recording project by Margaret River Independent School students has resulted in a fabulous song about saving frogs. The ‘Frog Song’ will be unveiled at the upcoming launch of the school’s new BEES (Building Environmental Education Sustainability) website on September 24 and again at the MRIS High Tea & Ecology Morning on […]

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MRIS steps up to battle waste!

As one of only 5 Green Batch schools in the state, MRIS is forging ahead to re-purpose recycled plastic and aluminium by collaborating with a number of local businesses. The pilot project is being spearheaded by the Yr 6 Eco-Echidnas who are calling on the MRIS community to assist with the school recycling program by […]

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Peppa and Chloe

Waste minimising through Waste Wise Grant!

Twenty-two recycling separation bins have been located around the MRIS campus funded through a recent Waste Wise WA Grant. The $2200 grant is aiding the students and staff to more effectively separate recycling therefore minimising waste. The bins are for paper and cardboard, land fill, and organic material (which goes into the school’s work farms). […]

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flynn and van

Hello Cocky! New homes for Black Cockatoos at MRIS

A new environmental project to help save endangered Black Cockatoos has been launched at MRIS. Two artificial nesting boxes, (Cockatubes) have been erected on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail to provide more nesting opportunities for black cockatoos, particularly the larger species—Baudins and Carnabys. Not only threatened by habitat degradation but also competing with feral bees, Corellas, possums […]

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