Environmental and Social Justice

Environmental and Social Justice

Footprint is a student group that aims to blend advocacy, education and participation across a range of environmental and social issues throughout the Barker Community.

 

Over the past 12 months Footprint has instigated the following sustainability projects across the School:

• 100% biodegradable and compostable food packing has replaced plastic containers in canteens
• Additional bubbler/refill water bottle stations have been installed around the School as part of the Refill not Landfill campaign.
• 25 boxes of old text books have been diverted to schools in Papua New Guinea
• Waste has been diverted from landfill to recycling through the Great Locker Challenge, weekly office paper recycling rounds (1/2 tonne per week) and pop up stationery reuse stall
• 40 bags of second hand winter clothing and blankets have been collected and delivered to newly arrived refugees via House of Welcome’s Winter Clothing Drive

In addition, students have attended Social Justice Forums, pledged for parity to commemorate International Women’s Day, as well as actively participating in National Reconciliation week.

Participation is purely voluntary and open to all students from Years 7 - 12.

Read more about Barker's Sustainability Charter here.

Did you know?

There are 68 Photovoltaic solar panels totalling 21 Kilowatts installed on the roof of the Science Centre.