Green posters at beaches

North Coast Times - - LOOK LOCAL -

POSTERS call­ing on peo­ple to “Save the ocean” have been added to bins near beaches in Mindarie.

A group of six chil­dren aged nine to 12 from the At­lantis be­fore and af­ter school care at Peter Moyes Angli­can Com­mu­nity School cre­ated the posters af­ter learn­ing about sus­tain­abil­ity.

Ed­u­ca­tor Crys­tal-Lee Har­ri­son said the posters helped pro­mote a plas­tic and rub­bish-free en­vi­ron­ment and re­mind the pub­lic of the ef­fects rub­bish has on marine life.

“The chil­dren wanted to spread the word about the need for ocean con­ser­va­tion,” she said.

“Dis­played on their posters are ex­am­ples of tur­tles be­ing caught in fish­ing nets, and whales eat­ing plas­tic think­ing it is food.”

The posters are bright and colour­ful and in­clude slo­gans such as ‘Each one of us can make a dif­fer­ence, to­gether we can make a change’.

“It is a re­minder that we should be leav­ing noth­ing on our beau­ti­ful Western Aus­tralian beaches ex­cept foot­prints,” Ms Har­ri­son said.

The posters are on bins near Quinns Beach.

Co-or­di­na­tor Ni­cola Todd, waste ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Emma Baker and ed­u­ca­tor Crys­tal-Lee Har­ri­son with stu­dents show­ing off the beach bin posters.

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