Today we celebrate World Environment Day!
Sustainability is at the core of the School Enterprise Challenge values, meaning we encourage all participating teams to carefully consider the impact of their business on the environment.
Focusing on environmental sustainability allows everyone to make responsible decisions to reduce negative impact on our planet, and school businesses are no exception. That’s why we encourage every school to invest in the environment to replenish the resources they take from it, and to reflect on ways to be more sustainable such as accessing or using recycled materials and local resources.
To celebrate this day the School Enterprise Challenge team wants to share some stories of amazing school teams that have used their creativity and talents to build sustainable and environmentally conscious school businesses!
Selling party decorations made from recycled paper
The incredible team at Public School ‘Profesora Aura Morraz Solingalpa’ from Nicaragua identified the artistic abilities of its young team members as its biggest strength. They also noticed that there was a growing problem at their school: waste paper and cardboard was piling up!
Keeping this in mind, the students decided to build an environmentally conscious business by using paper waste and recycling it into piñatas and party decorations.
Making and selling sustainable arts and handicrafts is a great way to make money whilst also caring for the environment!Continue reading