‘Safe Water September’ Fundraiser 2021

Safe Water September is a challenge to drink nothing but water for the entire month of September, to raise funds for safe water projects in rural Zimbabwe, Vanuatu and Bangladesh. Yes, we can still eat food, but no coffee, tea, soft drink or milkshakes! For every $25 we raise, one person gains access to life-changing safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation. This means kids will be able to go to school, child and maternal deaths will drop and communities will be transformed!

Globally, 1 in 10 people don't have clean water close to home – we want to change this. A group of students from the Green Team have chosen to take part in this initiative to change the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves - Dominique Elliott, Jude Mann, Laksheya Dayashanker, Likhita Kalagotla, Yousouf Palitanawala and Henry Lim. Our goal this September is to raise $1200, that’s 40 people who will be able to access clean water close to home. Thanks to the generous donations from our community, we have raised $1155 till now.

We are seeking support from staff, parents, students and the local Brentwood community to help us in raising the $1000 we aim to get. If you can, please donate through the link below, even $1 can be extremely helpful.


safewaterseptember.org.au/t/greenteam


Brentwood_SC_Water_Story.pdf

Brentwood's Water Story

Brentwood's recent progress in the Water module and achievements.


'Iso Daily Quiz 6.0' 2021

Yousouf Palitanawala 11R1 from the Green Team ran daily quizzes from 19 August to 1 September to keep our community entertained. The team would like to thank and congratulate everyone for their participation. Here are the results.

World Oceans Day 2021

The Theme for this year’s World Oceans Day is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’. To celebrate this event, the Brentwood Green Team held Daily Quizzes on compass based on water and sustainability. Participants gained points for their house. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this challenge! It was so good to see so many people participating and having fun. Congratulations to the following winners.


National Water Week 2020

Brentwood celebrated the National Water week from 19-25 October 2020. The Green Team participated in the following activities to celebrate the week:

19 October: A virtual workshop was organised by Swinburne University on ‘Healthy Rivers – Healthy Bays’. The workshop addressed the issue of pollution of local creeks and how to prevent it.

20 October: Students from the Green Team participated in the ‘walk for water’ campaign and collectively walked 15 km to empathise with those who must walk several kilometres everyday to fetch water.

24 October: Some students undertook the ‘Water Night’ challenge and spent the night on just one bucket of water and stayed away from taps. The challenge improved water mindfulness amongst the students.

We thank everyone that was involved in these activities.


Healthy rivers incursion 2019

On 24 October, the Green Team attended an incursion on Healthy Rivers offered by the Swinburne University.

Students learn the causes of storm water pollutiion and the measures we need to take to improve the health of our water bodies.


Yarra valley water incursion 2017

On 20th May, we invited an educational officer from Yarra Valley Water, our water supplier, to share ideas on water efficiency. We learnt about water catchment, distribution, sewage treatment, recycled water and desalination.