Online pledge for a healthier spring

Averley Johnson (5), Adam Pryce (5) and Emeline Johnson (2) are taking the spring pledge.
Averley Johnson (5), Adam Pryce (5) and Emeline Johnson (2) are taking the spring pledge.

Halls Head mother and Murdoch University post graduate student Deanne Johnson is using Facebook and other online tools to deliver a community project which encourages families to improve their wellbeing.

Spring Change Mandurah encourages parents to make a pledge online to power down until September 20.

Mrs Johnson said households could power down all household appliances (except the refrigerator), get out to a park or beach and pick up litter.

‘Spring is about regeneration and it is also a coil that can extend and generate momentum that may perpetuate positive change,’ she said.

‘Most parents want to teach their kids the skills and behaviours that lead to healthy lifestyles and a sustainable future, but many are time poor and don’t really know what to do to get started. The project is an easy and fun activity, which will see families spring into action and make short term changes.’

Already about 50 families are involved in the project.

To register your pledge visit www.facebook.com/springchangemandurah.

For more information call Mrs Johnson on 0400 858 485.