GOING GREEN: Students from Kadina High in front of Lismore Council’s sustainable house display at the Lismore High School’s Sustainability Festival.
GOING GREEN: Students from Kadina High in front of Lismore Council’s sustainable house display at the Lismore High School’s Sustainability Festival.

Kids see the way of the future

Lismore High School recently hosted their first Festival of Sustainability and they are hoping it will now become an annual event. More than 500 kids from Lismore, Kadina and Richmond River High Schools, as well as primary students from Wyrallah Road, Lismore and Lismore Heights listened to a range of speakers and got their hands on to some, well, hands-on displays. There was SCU, Friends of the Koala, Nickel Energy, Lismore City Council, the North East Waste Forum and others.

One of the organisers, Lismore High science teacher Justine Jacob said the day was a huge success.

"The feedback from the kids was fantastic, particularly the displays from Rainbow Power, the water catchment model and the aquaponics.

"The kids really got the message that we need to use sustainable energy to look after the planet into the future," she said.


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