Fairmont Environmental Association

Fairmont Environmental Association

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Teacher in Charge:Mrs van Niekerk
The F.E.A. consists of learners who wish to engage in environmental activities which uplift society within the Fairmont Family and learners who wish to be part of the Land Service and would also like to participate in environmental activities outside of Fairmont High School.
Meeting Time:Wednesday 2nd Break Learners have a choice of attending an activity on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.
Venue:Room 20

Fairmont Environmental Association (F.E.A.)

The Fairmont Environmental Association is an association between two groups of learners.  The society consists of learners who wish to engage in environmental activities which uplift society within the Fairmont Family and learners who wish to be part of the Land Service who would also like to participate in environmental activities outside of Fairmont High School.

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Misson:

By engaging in awareness campaigns and various other green initiatives, we strive to uplift society through encouraging a habit of recycling and conservation of our natural resources amongst the Fairmont Family; until all who love Earth say as we say here: We shall strive together; inspired by our love of life until all are living well.

Society Portfolios

Recycling:

  • Encourage ground staff, educators and learners to keep the building and grounds free of litter by making use of recycling receptacles provided.
  • Encourage ground staff, educators and learners to use water sparingly.
  • Encourage ground staff, educators and learners to use electricity sparingly by switching off lights and any electrical equipment after use.
  • Encourage ground staff, educators and learners to reduce their use of paper.
  • Encourage ground staff, educators and learners to make use of the recycling program implemented by the City of Cape Town.

Organic Garden:

  • Aim: To uplift society by growing a variety of vegetables to help the less privileged.
  • Soil health is to be maintained by using a combination off compost, bone-meal and produce from an established worm-farm.
  • All members are to be keen to join regular gardening sessions even if it is not an official society meeting.

Green Tips:

  • The Fairmont Focus is to contain a weekly green tip; hence ‘Green Tip Of The Week’
  • To encourage a greener lifestyle amongst the Fairmont Family.


 

General Eco Event Awareness:

  • Raising awareness about environmental events and encouraging all to support and do their parts to show that they care about their environment, is key.
  • Awareness is to be raised through the Eco-Newsletter as well as by posters that will be put up around school.

The Land Service:

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The Land Service is an environmentally-focused NGO youth organisation that focuses on the promotion of love for God, our fellow man, the environment and work.  They have been promoting these values throughout South Africa for a hundred years, working with both primary and high school learners.

Fairmont learners now have the opportunity to participate in these great activities.

Those members who wish to participate in the Land Service must pay an annual membership fee of R80 and will have the option of attending any of the four yearly camps they organise at an extra cost.

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Camps for 2017:

Date:

Camp:

Location:

Price:

24-26 February

High School Camp

12 Apostles - Llandudno

R350

20 March

Family Movie Under the Stars

Tygerberg High School Rugby Field

 

30 June - 3 July

High School Regional Camp

Mizpah - Grabouw

R650

18-20 June

High School Camp

Montague

R350

30 September

Land Service Family Day

To be announced

To be announced

27 - 29 October

High School Camp

Fish Hoek

R350

December

National Camp

Durban

To be announced

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Land Service members who attend the first and regional camp can be nominated to represent the Western Cape at the National Land Service Camp at the end of the year. This is a great honour and a very fun filled week, in a different province of South Africa, every year.

Learners who register as Land Service members will also receive recognition for their involvement in F.E.A. activities and camp attendance on a Land Service provincial level, with the highest achievement being their Springbok colours.

General expectations of society members:

All members of this society must attend Wednesday afternoon activities.

The society will be run by a chairperson with an executive team who will help run the society activities during the year.  Executives will have one weekly meeting of their own with the chairperson to ensure all their projects are up to date and running smoothly.

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