By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com
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There have been a number of stories recently about how Australian schools are doing wonderful things. Sadly, few of these wonderful things seem to involve educating the nation’s children.
According to Australian SBS;
Australian schools going green to combat climate change
A trial program is hoping to shine the spotlight on schools and show them how they can help to combat climate change.
A Perth high school was the first in Australia to be accredited carbon neutral, but the school still wants to do more.
South Fremantle Senior High School in Perth’s south signed up to the Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program to help reduce its carbon footprint.
Fifteen-year-old Taylah Kippo told SBS News the time to act on climate change was now.
She said she was worried about her own generation, but also the ones after.
“You see the effects of climate change every day in our life now at the moment,” she said.
“You see it in many other countries including Australia in areas like farming and many different areas from the changing of the climates.
“It’s not good.”
Fellow Year 10 student Lauren Hunter said her school, which uses photovoltaic cells and has air conditioners on timers, could do more.