Students tackle climate change

LOCAL students took part in the City of Mandurah’s inaugural Coast and Climate conference as part of Australia Post’s Kids Teaching Kids Week last Friday. 

The event gave children the chance to ask professionals questions about climate change, environment, sustainable living and communities.

The expert panel was made up of representatives from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, the City of Mandurah, Department of Environment and Conservation and the South West Catchment Council.

During the question and answer session City of Mandurah councillor Caroline Knight said Australia liked to think it was a world leader but in terms of sustainability, it’s not.

Julia Crandell from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition said a way to change that was to have more investment into sustainable energy from the government and for young people to start making the change.

She encouraged the students to get involved in local environmental groups and compared climate change to feminism with young people being the answer in making a national and global change.

As the day went on the students took control of the role of teachers by making presentations to their peers.

The day was a success and everyone attending, from students and teachers to professionals, learnt more about what people in the community can do to preserve our land and way of life. 

To take part in Kids Teaching Kids Week in 2013, register an interest at kidsteachingkids.

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