Roots & Shoots discuss Your Move program

Donna Buckley
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The John Curtin College Roots and Shoots club have actively contributed to making the school more environmentally sustainable school for over ten years. So it was fantastic to be invited to discuss the Your Move program initiative at their regular Friday lunch time meeting last week.

The presentation included raising the students awareness of the impact of transport to Australia's CO2 emmissions and the general health risks associated to them immediately by exposure to these air pollutants. I have provided the slideshow used in the presentation.

The 20 students attending went on to discuss how they were immediately impacted by traffic build up around the college and some of the challenges faced using active transport. Their enthusiasm was uplifting and I look forward to working with them closely to organise our first whole school event.

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Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is a youth service program for young people of all ages. Their mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.

You can discover more at https://rootsandshoots.org.au/

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James (Your Move)

Hi Donna - I found this a very interesting and informative story. I didn't realise that Roots and Shoots was founded by Jane Goodall. Your slide show is also very interesting - thanks for sharing - it has the first photo I have seen of the skateboard racks and also I found a good reminder about the links between car use and lung health. I relinked your story to the "Student team presents to other students" activity which is worth 40 points, plus you got a bonus 10 for the depth of the story and another 10 for sharing your slide show

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Trevor (Your Move)

Great story and what a noble mission that we should all strive to follow: "to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment."

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