Guides ask com­mu­nity to re-use

Central and North Burnett Times - - PULSE -

THIS year has been a whirl­wind of hik­ing ad­ven­tures, camp­ing trips and cre­ative en­deav­ours for Girl Guides Gayn­dah, but most im­por­tantly learn­ing about new ways to help oth­ers and bet­ter the planet for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

In gain­ing their most re­cent badge, The State Good Turn Badge, the girls paused to con­sider oth­ers along­side their dis­trict man­ager Irene Law and Girl Guides leader Jes­sica Ehrlich.

“Our most re­cent fo­cus has been the Great Bar­rier Reef,” Ms Ehrlich said.

“Their aim is to fo­cus and em­power com­mu­nity mem­bers of the pos­i­tive life­style rev­o­lu­tion pos­si­ble, sim­ply by re­duc­ing plas­tic use.”

Draw­ing at­ten­tion to the ef­fects of plas­tic on ma­rine life, they have cre­ated a dis­play which can been seen hang­ing in the Gayn­dah Meat Hall win­dow.

“The girls as­sem­bled a fish­ing net out of bal­ing twine and cre­ated an­i­mals in dis­tress – all out of var­i­ous plas­tic rub­bish,” Ms Ehrlich said.

“The guides are urg­ing peo­ple to im­prove re­cy­cling ef­forts, say no to plas­tic bags and sin­gle-use plas­tic items like straws and al­ways put rub­bish in the bin.”

PHOTO:CON­TRIBUTED

NO MORE PLAS­TIC: Gayn­dah Girl guides in­stalled a dis­play on Cap­per St to show the ef­fects of plas­tic waste on an­i­mals.

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