View the Power Point presentation of the EnviroAudit below.
To assist schools in their journey to greener functioning and adoption of more sustainable practices in the 5 Thrive Pillars of sustainability, Thrive conducts an annual Enviro Audit. Schools may then see how they fare in comparison to other schools, where they have space for improvement, how improvements may be made and ultimately, the greenest schools are rewarded for their efforts.
In the judging, auditors look at how well waste, water and energy is managed on a day to day basis and assess the school gardens to see if they are waterwise and include biodiversity. They assess the quality of the school compost heaps and worm farms and measure both the quality and quantity of food grown in the veggie garden and fruit and nut orchard.
Five schools are selected into the final round where learners make presentations of their schools environmental achievements and plans for greening their school.
The community is encouraged to use this Thrive Enviro Audit to audit their own homes and find practical ways of reducing their eco footprint.
Thrive Enviro Award winners leave for the Cederberg!
The Thrive 2013 Enviro Award Winners pose with Thrive Grower Mark Lewis (fourth from left backow), Thrive Coordinator Bronwen Lankers-Byrne (Middle) and Thrive Mentor, Jemimah Birch (far right) in front of the Cape Leopard Trust bus before leaving Hout Bay for the Cederberg camp.
The Hout Bay 2013 Enviro Award winners, Thrive mentors, Cape Leopard Trust facilitators and Dwarsrivier Primary learners and teachers pose in front of the school in the Cederberg.
A group of girls and boys with teacher Cherith Langenhoven (in the middle) enjoy a swim in the coldMatjiesrivier near the camp in the Cederberg.
Siphe Dyani (Hout Bay High) and Sibabalo Tokwe (Kronendal) have fun in the cold Matjiesrivier near the camp in the Cederberg.
A group from all three schools, left to right: Yonela Mblashwa, Sindisa Mposi, Joan Benjamin , Tameeka Miller, Sibabalo Tokwe, Georgie Palmer, Toiny Nikelo enjoy the fire made and cared for by Vuyo Ndzakayi (back) of Hout Bay High in the camp boma.
The magnificent old Ceder tree with a group Hout Bay 2013 Enviro Award winners resting in its branches after a long hike.
Enviro Audit Presentation
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