Getting measure of carbon
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 will take part in ClimateClever, which uses a data-driven app and program to measure and reduce participants’ carbon footprint.
Neerigen Brook PS sustainability co-ordinator 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, provided a 50 per cent subsidy for local schools to participate in the program.
“This is a great, thoughtprovoking 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 details or to get your school involved.
Maddy Thomas, Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones, Nidhi Bangalore, ClimateClever’s Vanessa Rauland and Josh Reynolds.