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Students talk climate with councillors as part of North West Communities Climate Summit

By April 19, 2022No Comments
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Over 160 Merri-bek students took part in the North West Communities for Climate Action summit. CERES presented the online, half-day summit to primary school classes. Students created their vision for a sustainable 2040 and what actions they can take.

Coburg North Primary School presented what they have done to reduce greenhouse emissions. As well as their involvement with our Ride& Stride program.

A highlight for students was sharing their ideas and vision for 2040 with Mayor Cr Riley and Cr Panopoulos. Actions to see more clean energy, shade trees and habitat for wildlife, as well as cutting plastic pollution, were high on the students agenda.

“Thank you for putting together such a wonderful incursion. The classes were very interested, especially in the Q&A session with their local councillors.” Feedback from a Merri-bek teacher.

The summit was a collaboration between local councils of Merri-bek,  Hume, Whittlesea, Brimbank, Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay.