Worldwide School of English in Auckland, New Zealand recently started selling reusable branded coffee cups in their café to reduce the use of single-use cups.
As part of the school’s sustainability policy, the reusable cups give students the option to reduce their carbon footprint, while also giving them a discount on their drink if purchased in their reusable cup.
A group of students at Worldwide School of English felt so passionately about the reusable initiative that they decided to make a video for the school to encourage other students and staff to ditch the single-use cups.
Cleve Brown, owner of Worldwide School of English said: “The video was made totally spontaneously and on their own volition by a group of students in one of our Level 5, B2 classes. I was very surprised and happy to see the video that they made.”
Worldwide School of English are committed to the environment and have a number of policies in place to reduce carbon footprint, including:
- All low emission LED lights throughout the school
- New (2016) state of the art heating and aircon system
- Bike parking outside the school
- Dual flush toilets and low flow water
- Filtered drinking water provided FOC to all - bring your own bottle
- Recycling bins
- Recycled toilet paper
- 30% reduction in paper used since 2017
- All students and 95% of staff (including the 2 owners) use sustainable transport to WWSE (public transport, bicycle, scooter, walk)
IALC commends the students at Worldwide school of English for their fantastic video on encouraging the use of reusable cups.