Coming together for change

Eight Year 10 students from St Pius X High School, Adamstown travelled to Strathfield in Sydney for the Catholic Earthcare Youth Summit.

It was a great success, as six Dioceses came together to talk about climate change and the grassroots action we can all do to make a difference. Collectively, the actions of one can make a significant change in the company of others.

We listened to a wonderful panel of speakers from Reverse Garbage, Good For The Hood, Seas of Change, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Generacion Laudato Si and the Greater Sydney Landcare Network.

The Q&A session that followed brought up many ideas that can be implemented at school and across our local community.

It was wonderful to realise that, as a school, we have already started some of these initiatives such as collecting plastic bottles and cans to be recycled at the Return and Earn centres, collecting soft plastics so they can be used to make new seating and having the compost bins that allow food scraps to be put to a better use.

We hope that they can expand these even further and get the whole school on board.

We all came back invigorated to start up extra initiatives, reduce the amount of plastic waste, make our community more aware of the alarming rate that climate change is affecting our world and, of course, do as much as we can to protect our beautiful beaches and river ways.

Watch this space as we drive change for the common good of all.

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