National ‘CarbonKids Schools Program’ launch

By November 18th, 2010

Students from 10 Sydney schools will join guests at Rydalmere East Public School today to celebrate the launch of the 2010 National CarbonKids Schools Program by former Chief Scientist of Australia, CSIRO’s Dr Jim Peacock, and the Chairman of Bayer Australia Limited, Joerg Ellmanns.

The CarbonKids Schools Program is a CSIRO initiative, with funding support from Bayer Australia and delivered through CSIRO Education, which recognises and promotes the fundamental role young Australians can play in tackling climate change and protecting the environment.

Students involved in the Program are undertaking a wide range of initiatives designed to reduce the carbon footprints of their schools and communities

“I have been impressed with the work and projects carried out by these students,” Dr Peacock said.

“CSIRO is a world leader in climate science and programs like the CarbonKids Program are yielding big results in improving public understanding of climate change science and fostering public participation in carbon-reduction initiatives.”

“CarbonKids schools are taking simple cost-effective steps to bring about a cleaner and brighter future.”

Dr Jim Peacock, CSIRO

Dr Peacock said he was particularly pleased to see that all schools involved in the Program shared his passion for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“CarbonKids schools are taking simple cost-effective steps to bring about a cleaner and brighter future.

“I’ve been  pleased to see the work on reducing their carbon footprint and the behavioural changes they are instilling in their families and friends,” Dr Peacock said.

The following schools will be recognised for their participation in the Program: James Ruse Agricultural High School, Kellyville High School, Rosehill Primary School, Blaxcell Street Public School,Redlands Junior School, Chatswood Public School and Rydalmere East Public School.

Summaries of the initiatives undertaken by each school will be available following the launch at a morning tea scheduled to begin at 10.15 am at Rydalmere East Public School.

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