Sustainable Cookbook 2022
Welcome to the 2nd edition!
The Sustainable Cookbook 2022 is again full of exciting (and healthy!) recipes that taste just like the old classics, but there is a sustainable twist.
A huge thank you to the Roots & Shoots Club, who show us the way to a healthy, sustainable and tasty future.
Earth Day Webinar recording
Did you know....
Clothing production produces more emissions than international plane travel and shipping combined
93% of brands don’t pay garment workers a living wage
It takes 2,700 liters of water to produce the amount of cotton needed for a single t-shirt
25% of fast fashion garments remain unsold
less than 1% of products are recycled into new garments
Textile landfills have doubled in the last 20 years
80% of the total energy used in the life of a garment is used for washing, drying & ironing
Please reflect on this next time you go clothes shopping
(Team, The Ecothes. “15 Eye-Opening Fast Fashion Statistics (2022).” Ecothes, 3 Jan. 2022, ecothes.com/blog/fast-fashion-statistics.)
Bracelet of Change
In product design class, grade 9 students developed product solutions to help reach an individually chosen sustainable development goal.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were set forward by the United Nations (UN) in 2015. The 17 global goals are aimed at improving the planet and the quality of human life, to be reached by the year 2030.
One student created the 'Bracelet of Change':
Throughout the academic year, SIS invites students to participate in a variety of events helping to keep our planet and us healthy. Fiebe, 9p, created a project in which students who participate in the events, will collect 5 charms to complete their “bracelet of change” as a token that they created change, enticing others to follow suit the next academic year. Beads and bracelets are made of recycled materials.
Each charm has a different symbol relating to the event, and highlighting a different issue relating to climate change:
leaves: meat-free week
recycle symbol: recycle home waste for 1 week at least
fish scales: reducing food waste by -50% for 1 week
thermometer symbol: reduce home heating to -2 degrees for 1 week
footsteps: no use of a car for 1 week
Is anyone interested in helping produce these bracelets and beads? Please contact Stephanie Bradford at email@example.com
Picture is a prototype only, made in our workshop and 3D printer