Monday, 14 January 2019

Recent Environmental News...

Dog Food made from insects 

The first dog food made from insects goes on sale this week in the United Kindom. This is a new project to help reduce the damage we do to the environment. In present time it is estimated that our pets consume 20% of the meat and fish and is also responsable for a quarter of enviormental impacts of meat production. 

By making dog food from insects we reduce the amount of cow meat dogs have in there food. By doing this we also reduce the amount of demand we have on cow meat and by that we help on global warming since the gas the cows release is bad.

If you are worried about your dogs health there is no need. Insects provide a relatively high 40% of the protein, they are very nutritious, contain essential proteins, fats, minerals and amino acids and are also easy for animals to digest. 

Thanks to Gabriela and Samuel for sharing the news!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Environmental News this week..

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 2 feet -- 61 centimeters -- higher by the end of the century compared to today. Also this has a great impact on the animals such as penguins and polar bears. The ice melts so the animals die. This can also cause greats tsunamis and flood.

Thanks to Bruno Bofarell for finding the news!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Getting our hands in the soil!

This week a group of 1ºESO EP implemented a planting workshop they had prepared for the Reception class. They organised the materials and planted seeds : parsley, cat grass, pansy and other flowers. All these plants were chosen because they grow quickly and are adapted to a cold environment (winter is coming!).

Thanks to Carlota Carulla, Hugo Thackwray, Anna Rosell from 1ºESO for doing this project, and to our photogaphers Tatiana Mussons and Valentina Latorre and Hugo Thackwray

At the same time we had our IB CAS environmental team leading a gardening session on the Batx/IB roof. This week they were checking on the seeds they planted two weeks ago, and harvesting useful plants from the garden to share with the school community!

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Planting on the Batx / IB roof!

Two IB1 students are running some gardening sessions with students from 2ºESO, after deciding what to plant and planning it, they have planted seeds today...

We planted corn, lettuce, carrots, flowers. We planted corn, lettuce and carrots because they
were all autumn/winter food and so that we could eat it in school as they are healthy. We also
planted flowers because we discovered that if you plant flowers with food the insects will go to
the flowers and not to the food.
Our experience was great, we had a great time planting plants. We enjoyed working in teams
with IB girls, and we learnt how to plant.
Next week we want to see if our plants have grown and if something goes wrong, for example,
they are rotten, we will take the plants out.

Monday, 29 October 2018

What can help stop climate change?

According to BBC, chip fat and other vegetable oils can help in stopping ships causing so many greenhouse gasses.

Click here for more information:

Hugo Thackwray

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Check out this information about 4ocean!

Valentina and India have produced an amazing and informative presentation about an organisation which is trying to reduce and remove plastic from the oceans. As you may know the plastic pollution problem is killing animals, damaging habitats and poisoning our water.. find out more with this series of posts about 4ocean!!!

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Environmental news this week..

Floods in Mallorca 

At least 12 people have died and a child remains missing after torrential rains ravaged Sant Llorenç and other small towns on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Two more bodies were recovered on Thursday in Artá. Rescue services said they might be a German couple who had gone missing. A five-year-old child is still unaccounted for.

Read more

In this same week the IPCC has published a report and concluded we have 12 years to make a real difference and stop the worst effects of climate change. 

Read more

It's time to act and stop climate change!

Friday, 29 June 2018

The #NoPlastic campaign will continue next year

We weren't the only ones thinking about reducing plastic use this year - it has been a hot topic. See this short, excellent video

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Last photos from the Secondary Roof Garden before summer

We are lucky enough to have an automatic watering system during the summer, and the school gardeners visit once a week to check on things. 

The seed collection project : these 3 radishes produced about 12 000 seeds!! Read more here
Here are seeds from spinach and radish plants which we'll keep for next planting season

These are the tomatoes growing from seeds we collected from students
We planted beans, peppers amongst the spinach and tomoatoes already growing here

The leftover radish and spinach plants which could be composted

French climbing beans growing from seeds brought by students. A small plant, possibly an apple tree is growing here too!

We planted chilli seeds
and here nispero seeds.. which were already sprouting in the bag