Saving the Earth, one tree at a time

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Green-fingered pupils from Queenstown Primary School got their hands dirty this week to support their science studies.

More than 50 native trees and grasses were planted to form mini ecosystems on school grounds with the help of Ziptrek Ecotours staff. The Queenstown firm’s sponsored regional Paper4Trees programmes for the past six years.

It’s a waste minimisation and tree planting initiative that rewards schools and preschools with one native plant for every two cubic metres of paper and cardboard recycled.

QPS teacher Susan McIntyre says: “Our school has managed to divert over 813 cubic metres of paper and cardboard from landfill since joining the programme.”