2040 Sustainable Transport

Donna Buckley

The Your Move program was officially launched at John Curtin College of the Arts with a screening of Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) 2040 film. With so much doom and gloom in the media about climate change, the wonderful thing about this film is that it explores a sustainable future that actually reduces carbon by embracing the technologies we have today.

In their scheduled mathematics class, Year 8 students watched the introduction and transport section of the film. Showing them a world where that has transitioned to using less cars, driverles cars, takes public transport and actively moves around their city. This provided the platform to promote the idea to students that as an individual they have the power to make these changes today, and begin to shift them rapidly into the mainstream.

Linking to the mathematics curriculum, students learned about data collection and how technology has changed the way we collect data. Students participated in an online poll to consult them about what they want their future to look like. Hosting an official launch in this way allowed not only 330 students to be educated about the program but also provided information to the mathematics teachers too.

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James (Your Move)

Hi Donna. Your launch sounds like a grand success. I hadn't heard of the film, but it sounds very empowering and a great choice for the event. You received 25 points for the launch plus a bonus 10 points for your detailed outline. I'm interested in what inspired one student to hope for a hand washing toilet!

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