South Canterbury Herald - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

As peo­ple be­come more con­scious of look­ing af­ter the en­vi­ron­ment, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists are be­com­ing younger.

Re­cy­cling, re-us­ing and up­cy­cling are all part of keep­ing itmes out of the land­fill and giv­ing them a longer or dif­fer­ent life.

South School’s Pare­ora Cam­pus is a case in point as the pupils have taken to up­cy­cling fur­ni­ture.

Not only do they fix the pieces which may have a miss­ing leg but they make them look bet­ter or more mod­ern than they were.

Along the way, they learn im­por­trant skills for life. They also de­velop a sense of how we must all come to con­sider what we con­sume and how it may im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

Fundrais­ing is big in South Can­ter­bury with many groups each week busy or­gan­is­ing events or ac­tiv­i­ties. They all seem to reach their goal or close to it which shows just how generous the com­mu­nity and lo­cal busi­nesses are.

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