Armadale: Neerigen Brook PS first to try new ClimateClever initiative

Maddy Thomas (Yr4), Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones, Nidhi Bangalore (Yr3), Vanessa Rauland (ClimateClever) & Josh Reynolds (Yr4).
Maddy Thomas (Yr4), Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones, Nidhi Bangalore (Yr3), Vanessa Rauland (ClimateClever) & Josh Reynolds (Yr4).

AN Armadale primary school will be the first to try a new app that encourages the next generation of environmental warriors.

Neerigen Brook Primary School staff and students will be among the first to take part in the ClimateClever initiative, which uses a data-driven app and program to help them measure and reduce their carbon footprint.

Neerigen Brook PS sustainability coordinator Anne Papaluca said sustainability was a new focus for the school and being a part of ClimateClever “just made sense”.

“We’re keen to reduce our carbon footprint and participation in ClimateClever will guide the process and provide concrete data on the savings made,” she said.

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said as part of the Switch Your Thinking campaign they, along with the City of Gosnells and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, were providing a 50 per cent subsidy for local schools to participate in the program.

“This is a great, thought provoking campaign that allows students to get a better understanding of their carbon footprint and what this means for our environment,” he said.

“The City has been working with Switch Your Thinking for a number of years now and this is another example of how the program is working with our local community to understand and take action to reduce emissions.”

Visit www.climateclever.org for more information or to get your school involved.