School is chip­per over new ar­rival

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THANKS to gen­er­ous sup­port and di­rec­tion by the Mun­dub­bera State P-10 stu­dent coun­cil and a $500 do­na­tion from Mun­dub­bera Com­mu­nity’s Bendigo Bank, a new wood­chip­per has taken pride of place in the shed of school fa­cil­i­ties of­fi­cer Steve Crofts.

With the school look­ing to re­duce its car­bon foot­print and in­crease re­cy­cling and reusing ma­te­ri­als, the new wood­chip­per is a step in the right di­rec­tion.

It will be used to chip green mat­ter that will be spread on the gar­dens now grow­ing around the school.

“With­out the grant the school could not have af­forded such a vi­tal piece of ma­chin­ery,” prin­ci­pal Peter Townsend said.

“By plac­ing bark on our gar­dens we greatly re­duce the amount of water we re­quire.

“Fur­ther­more, by re­cy­cling on site we don’t need to trans­port our green waste to the dump, also de­creas­ing our car­bon emis­sions.”

Mr Town send thanked both the stu­dent coun­cil and Mun­dub­bera’s Bendigo Bank for their gen­er­ous sup­port.

Tim Dug­gan, chair­man of the board of the Mun­dub­bera Com­mu­nity Bendigo Bank, said: “One of the aims of hav­ing a com­mu­nity bank is to aid, through fund­ing, th­ese tasks within the com­mu­nity”.

“If we can help the school and the en­vi­ron­ment at the same time then that is even bet­ter.”

Photo: Contributed

RIP­PER CHIP­PER: Thanks to Mun­dub­bera State School’s stu­dent coun­cil and a do­na­tion from the town's com­mu­nity bank, this wood­chip­per is now in grounds­man Steven Crofts shed. Brittany Kugel, sec­re­tary of the stu­dent coun­cil, is proud of what they've achieved by work­ing to­gether.

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