Get­ting mea­sure of car­bon

Comment News (Armadale) - - Front Page - Jes­sica Nico

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.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d484923

Maddy Thomas, Ar­madale Mayor Henry Zelones, Nidhi Ban­ga­lore, Cli­mateClever’s Vanessa Rauland and Josh Reynolds.

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