Environmental Guest Speaker

photo (1)We love learning from experts and today we were lucky enough to have Laura, from Moreland City Council, come and speak to us. She taught us many knew things about our role as caretakers of the environment and she set us the challenge of looking at what we are doing and to think about what more we could do?photo laura
BRADEN and JAMES

The quick facts from Laura were:

  • Use a Bike-Active transport
  • Sustainable products-low palm oil or no palm oil
  • Compost as much as possible
  • Recycle-shopping bags, products, paper
  • Use less paper
  • Re-use bath water
  • Shower Time should be shorter – Use a Timer
  • Install a Water tank
  • Solar power- Solar panels-Wind Power
  • Use Power saving devises
  • Energy efficient appliances- lights
  • Be The “Environment Police”
  • Sit down and tell them what to do to make the house/building approved
  • Introduce ‘The walking school bus’
  • Wind power is a great source of energy
  • Use Biodegradable plastics and soaps
  • Market forces encourage us as consumers
  • Oceans are getting warmer-fish eggs cant survive
  • We need to be proactive for the Environment

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We learnt so much and shared our ideas. We are all now more aware of how we can help.

What will your family’s next challenge be as caretakers of the environment?