Comet Bay College has established an Environmental Action Group for students passionate about sustainability.
The group, which meets each Friday lunchtime, offers the chance to participate in fun and interactive activities and develop student-led initiatives to improve sustainability across the College.
About 30 students attended last week’s inaugural meeting and brainstormed a range of initiatives they wanted to tackle, including reducing rubbish, participating in Clean Up Australia Day excursions, introducing nude food programs, building compost facilities and vegetable gardens, bolstering the College’s Containers for Change program and adding more recycling bins, or even chickens and worm farms.
The group is coordinated by HASS teachers Michelle Statham and Anne Siekman.
“The future of our planet is in the hands of the youth, and it wonderful to see how many young people are passionate about caring for the environment,” Ms Siekman said. “HASS has a strong focus on sustainability and this group provides a chance for students to come up with creative ways they can inspire change among their peers.”