Paul inspired the Kids from Riverside PS

It only takes two hands and 30 minutes!

Jamie, James and Mitchell, students from Riverside Primary School, had a surprise opportunity last week – they received a reward for their Doing More With Less Project efforts. They were  invited to a special meeting at Scotch College in Swanbourne to listen to Paul Sharp, founder of Two Hands Project. Paul showed the students a film about his adventures on the Pacific Ocean looking for rubbish sucked into the ocean from the Japanese Tsunami. Paul tracked the rubbish across the sea and surveyed the distribution and types of rubbish found. He showed the findings to the students. He talked about how rubbish affected marine life and how in fact plastic was pollution because it broke down and was now being eaten by marine life and the marine life was in turn  being eaten by other predators, and that people were eating the fish.He said much of it was ‘stupid plastic’ – plastic that was single use, like bottle tops and plastic bags!

The three boys were inspired by the talk and went back to their school and helped organise their own Two Hands Project – half an hour of cleaning up in a place you love. The students at Riverside chose their school.

Riverside young leaders meet Paul Sharp. Two Hands Project

3 Responses to “Paul inspired the Kids from Riverside PS”

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  2. MKadmin says:

    Hi thanks for your feedback. We think the site listed below is pretty good for exchanging ideas about different environmental isses. It’s based in Canada but seem to have fairly broad spectrum of comments and discussion

    http://www.cbsm.com/public/world.lasso
    regards
    Maureen

  3. I was googeling for ocean current power and came across your Paul inspired the Kids from Riverside PS « Millennium Kids Inc page. Unless we stop using dirty energy the planet is going to be in bad trouble.
    We are amazed engineers are not looking at using more renewable energy like Marine Energy kind of like Crowd Energy. If we dont solve this problem now its going to get worse.
    Thank you, Reisig

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