Sustainability - YM Planning in Term 1!!

Donna Buckley
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The Your Move team have joined up with Roots and Shoots, Waste Wise and Water Wise students at JCCA to create a larger Sustainability Committee. The YM team are so pleased to join the other sustainability programs. We get together at a regular Friday lunch time meeting to discuss sustainability programs in the college.

Sustainability is a Cross Curriculum priority that ACARA define as fundamental to:

- understanding the ways social, economic and environmental systems interact to support and maintain human life

- appreciating and respecting the diversity of views and values that influence sustainable development

- participating critically and acting creatively in determining more sustainable ways of living.

First term is an opportunity to embrace our new members and start planning for the 2021 year. The YM team have brainstormed and came up with some ideas that will allow the program to grow - promoting more students to travel by public transport, bike or walk to school each day. Spending the time to plan and add activities to the YM Program Planner gives us accountability as a school program in 2021 and gives us clear direction as a committee.

On completion of our Term One Hands Up survey it was evident that we have a majority of students who travel by public transport each day but many still come to school by car. Our Info-graphic promotion in Term 2 will hopefully encourage students to be more independent from their parents when traveling to and from school.

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James (Your Move)

Thanks for sharing your team meeting Donna - that has earned you 10 points for Term 1. Great to see the ideas flowing. It is good to hear that having a plan in place is recognised as being positive for accountability and helps with direction. When you have formed the plan you might like to post another story and link it to the "Define your issues and make a plan" activity. For now you have earned a bonus 20 points for the depth of your outline of the meeting. OK, bye for now!

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