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Tuvalu high school wins international environmental award

17 January 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Bob Wandstraat -

Motufoua Secondary School in Tuvalu has won an international award for its programme involving the use of renewable energy, rainwater collection and re-use, waste recycling and sustainable food production.

Winners at the Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards. Photo/ ZFEP.

Head Girl Titi Moeao, Head Boy Foetasi Taukave and Principal Siautele Lito accepted the tenth annual Zayed Future Energy Prize Global High Schools Award for Oceania on Monday in Abu Dhabi, beating two other finalists from Australia.

MSS Principal Siautele Lito with Head Boy Foetasi Taukave and Head Girl Titi Moeao. Photo/ ZFEP.

The high school's award-winning submission involved an innovative scheme that included using solar power and biogas in the school's kitchen.

The biogas is produced at the school's piggery that is cleaned by rainwater which is also used for a vegetable garden.

The project also includes monitoring and measurement of data used in science classes.

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