Plastic Free July
“Think about it, why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away. What’s up with that?” – Jeb Berrier (Bag It movie).
The world uses 10 billion disposable plastic bags every week (let me just emphasise this!!!! it looks worse with all the zeros – thats 10,000 000 000!!) and we Australians are the second highest producers of waste on the planet (the USA gets the gold medal for the highest producers of waste). Most of this waste is plastic that can take up to 1000 years to break down. (source – http://www.cleanup.org.au/au/Campaigns/plastic-bag-facts.html) Plastic Free July is a way for your school, business or family to reduce your consumption of single use plastic.
At Brewongle we are constantly trying to reduce our environmental footprint and we have signed up for Plastic Free July – we will be trying to meet our goals and encourage all visiting schools to participate also! Join in and reduce your plastic waste. Visit the website for more information at http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/index.html
We are knee deep in another fantastic program at the moment called Climate Clever Energy Savers. We are the regional coordinators of this program that sees Western Sydney school students proposing plans to reduce energy use in their schools. Our solar cars and sun ovens have been the hit so far as we visit schools to help them on their sustainable journey. We have been impressed and inspired by the knowledge and motivation of these students to make a real difference to our energy use and carbon emissions.
Climate Clever particpants – don’t forget the wiki! http://cces13.wikispaces.com/