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Community building through Sustainabiity
18 Oct 2013
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During 2013 Mary Valley State College has set a target to halve waste going to landfill. We compost waste food and paper and also have worm farms to eat garden and lunch wastes. Our vege garden is used by teachers in learning about life cycles, seasons and good nutrition. The year 3, 4 composite class has been involved in a pilot program to test a locally-developed Biological Sciences unit about the endangered Mary River Turtle (Elusor macrurus). The school hosted a Sustainable Schools Symposium on September 13 with sponsorship from Kids Teaching Kids and the Gympie Regional Council. Concurrently with the student program a community program for adults was run in the school's large venue, the Neil Mahoney Building, where local Landcare and rivercare groups and local government ran workshops for local landowners on weed control, erosion reduction and waste management. There was even a workshop using the invasive weed, cat's claw vine, for basket-weaving!

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