Student-led sustainability ideas growing with new group

Students from all over the state recently came together for the first Youth Environment Council event of 2019. 

Students over the state came together for the first Youth Environment Council event of 2019

The Welcome Forum saw 54 students from years 7-11 gather in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to share ideas about sustainability projects.

Organised by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board’s NRM Education team, students connected to collaborate and inspire each other with terrific ideas for their schools and communities.

Increasing awareness on issues such as water pollution and locally threatened species, and making recycled paper were some ideas the group came up with to work on throughout the year.

Despite the wet weather, the team and students also headed outside to immerse themselves in nature-based activities, including a guided walk through the gardens and a tour of the State Herbarium.

Four student mentors from last year’s council helped the NRM Education team run the event, along with leading productive and interesting discussions during group sessions.

The new student council will now start work on their projects and come together throughout the year to track their progress and support each other.

Find out more about NRM Education or read the original article in the NRM Education Weekly Digest.