The United Nations has nominated 12 August 2023 as International Youth Day with the theme ‘Green Skills for Youth, Towards a Sustainable World’. As a lead-up to this event, MLMC conducted a range of sustainability-focused activities from 17-21 July. These included a variety of student-led activities highlighting the numerous positive works undertaken by the College to help reduce our carbon footprint.
Sustainability Week was a great success. A very special thank you to all the teachers and students that participated in the activities throughout the week in order to help raise awareness around the current environmental issues our planet and school are facing.
Throughout the week students were encouraged to bring unwrapped food in their lunchboxes and find a CO2 friendly alternative way of transport to school (walk, run or ride). A photography competition was also run, allowing students to capture and present what they believed environmental sustainability looked like in their local community. Students also had an opportunity to express pledges that they would like to commit to in order to create a greener environment around the school.
On Tuesday, students got crafty in the Visual Arts building and sculpted clay cars, collating them into a final piece to bring attention to the pollution caused by our modern-day transportation modes and the impact on the local environment that it has. On Thursday, students cooked up a storm decorating Lorax-themed cupcakes, bringing to light the realities of deforestation and habitat loss in the local area. Today (Friday), students headed down to Quarry Road Oval to plant a variety of native trees and mid/understorey plants that will eventually provide habitat for fauna. Student involvement on the day created great awareness around the importance of habitats.
A big thank you to everyone involved. Go green, stay clean, live, dream!