Min­is­ter’s bush walk

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

En­ergy, En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change Min­is­ter Lily D’am­bro­sio saw first-hand how Stawell Cooinda Kinder­garten chil­dren are be­ing proac­tive in terms of waste re­moval dur­ing a visit to the cen­tre.

Ms D’am­bro­sio par­tic­i­pated in a ‘bush walk’ and rub­bish pick-up along­side La­bor can­di­date for Ripon Sarah De San­tis, North­ern Grampians Shire coun­cil­lors Tony Driscoll, Mur­ray Emer­son and Kevin Er­win and chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Bai­ley.

Cr Er­win said the kinder­garten pro­gram not only taught chil­dren the right way to dis­pose of rub­bish and waste, but also how rub­bish could af­fect the en­vi­ron­ment.

He said the pro­gram in­stilled a sense of com­mu­nity pride.

“To hear the kids talk about the feel­ings of anger they had when first see­ing the lit­ter that had been left showed just how they are de­vel­op­ing that com­mu­nity spirit and pride for where they live,” he said.

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