They’re sticking to their eco principles
An Alexandra school has turned down a corporate offer of financial support because it clashes with its Enviroschool status.
A group of St Gerard’s School pupils is challenging The Warehouse to change its charitable donation policy which they say supports bad environmental practise.
St Gerard’s School pupils turned down an offer to be a recipient of the ‘‘Bags for Good’’ scheme run at Warehouse stores across the country.
The scheme involves customers receiving a cardboard token if they purchase a bag which they use to nominate a charity or community group to give money to.
St Gerard’s School principal Trina Eastwood said the school was approached about becoming a recipient of the ‘‘Bags for Good’’ programme, which, as an Enviroschool, she took to the student-led enviro group.
‘‘I told them we might get $400-$600 but they were amazing. They unanimously said no, we don’t believe plastic bags are good for our environment so we should not support something like this.’’
The enviro group was made up of 15 pupils from Years 5 to 8, she