Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Workshops for Local Schools

BOSS is looking forward to working with Boonah and surrounding schools in 2010.

Thanks to funding from the Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Sustainability Program, local primary schools will be offered the opportunity to participate in innovative waste minimisation education.

The approach will be to support and enhance initiatives already in place in schools or to assist in introducing new concepts.

Schools will be offered a selection of themes from which to choose, with the aim of raising students’ awareness and thereby allowing them to make informed choices. The focus will be on the students as ambassadors of ‘smart waste’ behaviours, spreading the message within their socialising circles and families.

Far more than just the usual recycling messages, the program includes the opportunity learn from the entertaining Madam Mulch.

Heavily involved in the program are Rob and Jo Davies who are well known for creating junk instruments and orchestras where they improvise music from recycled materials. Their Dumplings Junk Band featured at the Recycling Festival hosted by the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network in 2009.

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