Fremantle and Sampson Primary students take part in Millenium Kids sustainability program


Portia Odell from Simply Carbon with students at Lance Holt Primary School with Sustainable Houses they built and Arlo Corfield, Isabella Skipper and Indi Korczynskyj. Picture: Marie Nirme
Portia Odell from Simply Carbon with students at Lance Holt Primary School with Sustainable Houses they built and Arlo Corfield, Isabella Skipper and Indi Korczynskyj. Picture: Marie Nirme

A LOCAL program getting young people interested in environmental issues is looking to reduce harmful carbon emissions in the future.

Millenium Kids’ low carbon program is teaching students at a number of local schools including Lance Holt, Fremantle and Samson primary about the important issues facing the local environment, as well as getting them thinking about ways it could be improved.

Millenium Kids chief executive Catrina Aniere said with the help of a successful crowdfunding campaign and a City of Fremantle grant, they would continue to deliver leadership programs with the students to get them thinking about issues that concern them.

“Every year since 1996, when we first started, climate change and global warming have been on their agenda, they don’t think governments are doing enough,” she said.

“We don’t need to tell them about the issue, they raise it with us.

“I think it is important to let them identify the actions they can take to reduce their impact on the planet.

“It does t matter whether you believe in human induced goal warming or not, these youth led project empire kids to make practical change in there every day lives.”