Publications

Environs

An occasional newsletter on environmental and sustainability issues at Scotch.

  • Environs10
    Nov 2019 - No. 12
    • Litter Trackers
    • Hydroponic device
    • Notable Scotch Trees
    • War on Waste
    • Water is Life
    • Green cleaning program
  • Environs _2018
    October 2018 - No. 11
    • Centre for Science roof – showcasing sustainability
    • Year 3 boys’ enthusiasm for Schools’ Tree Day 
    • Burgeoning growth in rain garden
    • ‘Healthy Me, Healthy Planet’
    • Scotch enlists in the war on waste
    • The School converts to recyclable paper cups
  • Environs9
    November 2017 - No. 10
    • Year 3 Scotch boys growing vegetables sustainably
    • A river red gum thriving near the Centre for Science
    • Year 11 boys designing for sustainability
    • Helping young Scotch boys understand bushfire safety
    • Research on a microscopic life form found near Scotch
    • The voice of the river comes to Scotch
  • Environs9
    Dec 2016 - No. 9
    • Seasonal yellow becomes lush green on Scotch’s ovals
    • Increased water allocation from Gardiners Creek
    • Elliott Lodge planting program
    • LED lighting upgrades continue
    • Rooftop plantings at Centre for Science
    • Young red gums thriving around the Meares Oval
  • Environs8
    Sep 2015 - No. 8
    • Year 3 boys’ environmental studies
    • Environmental sustainability in the Centre for Science
    • Scotch's own rain garden
    • Energy-efficient lighting at Scotch
    • New life found in the Yarra
    • River redgum regeneration

     

  • EnvironsJune2013
    June 2013 - No. 7
    • Water harvesting
    • Cricket pitch consolidation
    • Recycling food waste
    • ‘Elder statesmen’ trees use stormwater
    • 2,000 native trees and shrubs planted

     

     

  • 11110601
    November 2011 - No. 6
    • Rain Garden
    • Lighting Sensors
    • Cleaning Drains
    • Tilt and Shift 2011
    • Water reduction

     

     

     

  • 10120601
    December 2010 - No. 5
    • Never too young to learn sound planting practice
    • Steps into solar electricity
    • Automatic ‘lights out’
    • Sustainability in Junior School Assembly Hall
    • Pollution-reducing ‘Rain Garden’

     

  • 09120201
    December 2009 - No. 4
    • Scotch on target for water self-sufficiency
    • Second tank installation takes storage capacity to nearly 5.5 million litres
    • Scotch College’s Water Management Achievements
    • One year on, the Main Oval surface is svelte – and sustainable
    • Energy and water savings feature in Junior School Assembly Hall extension
  • 09042001
    April 2009 - No. 3
    • Cost and environmental savings in Main Oval resurfacing
    • Water-saving Master Plan is on track
    • Water Management Plan Achievements So Far
    • McKendrick surface hides water ‘treasure’
    • Junior School also contributes to water savings
    • School management is looking ahead to next phase of water-saving work
  • 08111101
    November 2008 - No. 2
    • Scotch takes a strategic approach to reducing its call on Melbourne’s water supplies
    • College ovals receive a water- friendly makeover
    • Ozone technology spruces up Boarders - and the environment
    • Younger students learn about cooperation and patience as they watch their veggies grow
    • Scotch and Yarra Valley Water cooperate to map water vision
  • 07121701
    December 2007 - No. 1
    • Keeping Water Consumption in Check Requires Smart Thinking - Curator
    • Scotch and Water: a Frugal Mix
    • And there is more to come
    • Sewer mining
    • Scotch Water Pumpers a Pioneering Design