The Your Move schools team is excited to invite schools to nominate 10 students accompanied by a teacher to attend one of our Term 2 Your Move Leadership Labs. These Labs will be facilitated by Millennium Kids, using project based learning tools to engage and empower the students.

At the two day labs students and teachers will:

  • Be introduced to Millennium Kids Project Based Learning tools;
  • Have opportunities to share ideas with students from other schools;
  • Find out about the skills and knowledge needed to develop a successful project to get people active at your school;
  • Plan a project in collaboration with others;
  • Pitch a project to a panel of experts and get support from the Your Move team after the Labs.

Check out the Lab calendar and email info@millenniumkids.com.au for more information.

  • Your Move Leadership Lab 1
City of Perth –  17th and 18th June 2021
  • Your Move Leadership Lab 2 
City of Rockingham – 23rd and 24th June
  • Your Move Leadership Lab 3
City of Stirling –  28 and 29th June 2021
  • Your Move Leadership Lab 4
City of Albany – 1st and 2nd July 2021

There are teacher relief packages available for schools. Places are still available. 

Hello everyone! My name is Bronte and I will be the Guest Editor for the next newsletter. My pronouns are she/her and I am a Millennium Kids member. My action for 1000 Actions for the Planet is to create a newspaper that highlights small businesses in the community making change for the better. As well as highlighting small businesses, it also spotlights people in the community performing sustainable actions. This would give hope to people reading, highlighting that people are making a change. Also, I hope my newspaper will give these businesses more publicity so they can grow. It would also, in theory, make more people buy sustainable products and that would decrease prices of sustainable things. To achieve this goal, I was given a wonderful opportunity to be Guest Editor of this newsletter for the next 6 months to get experience in this sector. I hope you all enjoy the next newsletter!    – Bronte

We are super excited to be supporting our friends from Yayasan We SAVE to build their school and waste education building in 2021. Abu and the team have been working with local design teams to cost the build and draw up plans for Stage 1. The building will have room for three classes and will house the Yayasan We SAVE office. The building will be on land purchased in Dompu, Sumbawa with support from WA based Owen Francis Foundation.

The school already has 50 students from local villages registered and will have waste education as a major curriculum focus. The school will be supported by Millennium Kids in curriculum development and students will have access to MK skills for life process.

The Stage 1 building will be funded through donations to MK Enviro Fund and we have already raised funds for Stage 1 through friends of Millennium Kids.

Millennium Kids looks forward to keeping you up to date with progress. If you want further information on the project email wayne@millenniumkids.com.au

Woot! Woot! It is 2021 and we are on a roll!

Our Coolgardie mob have spoken up. Through a youth voice session as part of the Nutha Way program in 2020, kids said they wanted more activities to keep them safe, active and outdoors. The kids helped make a film to share their ideas about the local skate park park which was used to pitch for funds in the Heath Foundation’s Active Australia Innovation Challenge. And with the announcement that the application was successful, kids will be able to take part in a range of skate and scooter workshops at the local skatepark in 2021.

The $10,000 grant will help take thirty young people through a series of skatepark skills and training workshops where children and young people will learn how to skate, set up a skate – scooter competition and activate the local skatepark over a 12 month period in collaboration with local Police.

By empowering young people through a skills for life process the program aims to help them set up their own skate – scooter program, empower young people to track their own physical activity and well being and learn about the link between physical activity, healthy food and mental health.

Thanks heaps to Jane Pompey for stepping up and helping with the filmmaking at part of her Certificate  1V Mental Health, Marr Mooditj Training Aboriginal Corporation. Jane has been completing her work placement with Millennium Kids and has been looking at ways to get kids active in an effort to improve their mental health and well being. As part of the pitch to the Heart Foundation Jane worked with Media on Mars team to create a short film showing how the new program could increase physical activity and bring a range of benefit to the kids and their families.

The Nutha Way program is an initiative of the Law Society of Western Australia, that is facilitated by Millennium Kids and Media on Mars. The program is sponsored by Lotterywest and the Department of Justice, through the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program, and aims to improve relations and reduce negative incidents of interaction with the Justice system.

 

Over the last few weeks our Citizen Assembly youth team have been actively networking, pitching our Citizen Assembly on Climate Change ideas and getting feedback. We even showed our film to the Sir Tim Smit of Eden Project at our MK2030 event recently.

The TEDxPerth Countdown: Climate Leadership Summit event in November was a great opportunity for some of our team to connect with changemakers and hear from some amazing people doing their bit to get climate on the agenda.

Bella B, one of our MK youth leaders, spoke to Prof Fiona Stanley at the event about the teams’ commitment to climate change and discussed the need to have some hard hitting adults supporting the kids’ ideas for the future. The team talked up their commitment to delivering a Youth Led Citizen Assembly on Climate Change in Mandurah alongside the AAEE Biennial Conference next year, 28th September to 30 October 2021.

I met with James Lush, from Lush, and Mark Andrich, from Sustainability Platform, this week as they will be supporting and mentoring our team in the lead up to 2021.

We are now looking for 50 Climate Champions, 10 to 24 years to to help with the project. If you are interested in climate change, have some event management, technology or communication skills and want to learn about deliberative democracy then we want you on our team.  We will be meeting for a day of activity and action on Sunday 17th January 2021 to plan the future. Please bellap@milenniumkids.com.au for more information.

Written by Bella P, Youth Board Member

 

You might wonder why this team is working together, focussing on the task of building the most robust spaghetti and marshmallow tower? It is all part of the ‘skills for life’ fun the students had at Bob Hawke College recently as part of the 1000 Actions for the Planet program – a program where kids can change their world.

This week Millennium Kids ran a follow-up mentoring session with the year 7 students at Bob Hawke College as part of their  project development.

The students provided updates on their sustainability projects, pitched their projects ideas, and worked with MK’s Cat to figure out their next steps. MK also brought in its newest intern, Christopher, as part of its partnership with UWA’s McCusker Centre for Citizenship program. Christopher pitched to the students his work with MK and spent the remaining session hearing each students’ ideas.

“Having the opportunity to visit Bob Hawke and hear the students pitch their project was an eye-opening experience. The ideas they had were innovative and thoughtful, from re-purposing used plastic to designing a digital database to document and track native wildlife. The level of professionalism and chronological planning by the kids was a welcome surprise as well.” Christopher said.

The year 7 students will have two more workshops with Millennium Kids before they pitch their ideas to interested private and public sector stakeholders as part of the MK commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Curtin University students Elliah, Jesmine and Rachel joined the Bob Hawke College Sustainability Club students to make a film about the process. Check it out here.

Story by Christopher, McCusker Centre for Citizenship

WASTE

#1000actionsfortheplanet #responsibleproductionandconsumption

THE BIG QUESTION:

With all that plastic single use plastic int he bathroom how can I produce environmentally friendly toothpaste?

PROJECT NAME:

The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.

THE PROBLEM:

My project will tackle the problem of un-recyclable packaging, unnatural ingredients in toiletries and homelessness.

1 in every 200 people in Australia are homeless and live in an inadequate dwelling or on the streets https://www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au/sites/homelessnessaus/files/2017-07/Homelessness%20in%20Australiav2.pdf

THE IDEA:

Our products will help reduce waste to landfill. Funds raised will help the homeless

I will be creating toothpaste tablets that are clean, natural and chemical-free, as well as packing them in re-usable containers. Profit from the sale of the tablets will help the homeless.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? I need a small fund to purchase ingredients to make prototypes. Can I come to a MK meeting and pitch my idea and get some feedback from the other kids?

Join the Movement! 

What are you doing? What can you do? What will you do? Do you need our help? Tell us about your action or project. Send us an email info@millenniumkids.com.au

This Waste Free Movement project is funded by the State Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, and administered by the Waste Authority.

PEACE AND LIFESTYLE

#1000actionsfortheplanet #partnershipsforthegoals

Millennium Kids and the City of Stirling have collaborated on a new program, Living Green, to support schools develop sustainability education programs. Millennium Kids facilitators lead the students through a ‘skills for life’ process with young people listing the big issues and developing a local strategy to address them. Students have listed the big issues as climate change, waste, loss of tree canopy and care for native animals.

  • Dianella Secondary College students are keen to tackle waste within their school and some students want to develop a care program for their local bushland.
  • Lake Gwelup Primary School students have a range of program ideas including better waste management, care for local wetlands and wildlife.
  • Churchlands Primary School will focus on reducing energy consumption.

All projects developed will come under the One Thousand Actions for the Planet banner and will be reported to UN Sustainable Development Goals website.

For more information on their project contact info@millenniumkids.com.au

PLANTS

#1000actionsfortheplanet #lifeonland

What do you do when you have hundreds of kids wanting to know why our bushland and canopy aren’t being protected?

What do you do when kids see that trees are coming down in their suburbs and they are concerned our planet is getting hotter and canopy is deceasing in city areas?

You get them together, chat about what they want for the future, meet with stakeholders, make a plan and then start Green Lab – a youth led project focusing on increasing canopy to cool the planet.

This week the City of Bayswater and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions joined Millennium Kids at Lightning Swamp for the first two day workshop series with one hundred and thirty students from local primary schools.

Students and teachers from Bassendean Primary School, Weld Square Primary School, Hillcrest Primary School and West Morley Primary School explored the bushland site alongside scientists, artists, indigenous custodians and citizen science facilitators looking at the habitat and the pressure of the encroaching built environment. Students looked for birds, checked out tracks and scats and built a bott, which analysed soil.

Local bushcarers talked about the area and how it had changed over time.

“I didn’t know trees could communicate with each other.” Said one of the students. “There is so much we don’t know!”

“We have habitat trees in our school and we need to monitor them to ensure birds have food to eat.” Said another student.

At the end of the two days students pitched their ideas to the Mayor of City of Bayswater, Cr Dan Bull.

Students will work with their schools to develop their own Green Lab initiative and activate their sites at the end of the year to help the community understand the importance of canopy and the need to increase, protect and monitor trees in their local area to reduce the urban heat effect.

Students will be supported through the program with additional workshops and tools as they develop their program concepts.

Green Labs are currently being developed in City of South Perth, Town of Victoria Park and in the City of Melville  through support from Leeming Lions.  For more information about Green Lab contact info@millenniumkids.com.au

 

PEACE AND LIFESTYLE

#1000actionsfortheplanet #partnershipsforthegoals

Hi, I’m Rachel!

I am 22 years old, a Millennium Kid Youth Board Member and a recent environmental science graduate.

I love being a Millennium Kid because of the “Head, Heart, Hands” ethos of the organisation that encourages every Millennium Kid to think of ideas to combat environmental issues, put those ideas into action and to look after our own mental health in the process. The apathy that governments and multinational corporations all over the world have towards environmental issues is really scary. The thought of a future with more natural disasters, no clean water to drink and no clean air to breath can really take it’s toll on the mental health of a young person. This is why we actively work towards a better future for our planet and ourselves at Millennium Kids.

For my project, I talked to Kids at several different meetings, workshops and events around Western Australia about what was important to them in the upcoming federal election. All of those ideas are in this document, Final Millennium Kids Youth Challenges on the Environment 2019(thanks to a lot of help from our mentors that helped me to compile and edit this) and I got to present it to the Minister for Environment at our website launch in March. We hope that the state and federal governments will listen to the Kids when they are shaping their policies.

The question that we asked the Kids was:

What issues do you want politicians to tackle?

Overwhelmingly the Kids want governments to focus on climate change and waste, but there are a lot of other issues as well. They want politicians to listen to their pleas for a more sustainable, humane world. Their lives and futures are at stake. They aren’t happy with the way the planet and its people are being treated, and they want all levels of Australian government to be a positive force for change.

Millennium Kids are young people aged between 10 – 24 years old from a cross section of the Western Australian community.

This is what they said:

Climate Change

The Kids want politicians that understand climate science

Kids want politicians to acknowledge that climate change is real, and that we must take action. Now. They are scared because many politicians in power either don`t understand climate science or are wilfully ignoring its implications.

Kids want the science of climate front and centre

They are clear – listen to the climate scientists and experts, not anti-science think tanks and fossil fuel industry lobby groups.

The Kids want to see our carbon sinks protected

They value the oxygen supply and the carbon storage provided by carbon sinks such as coral reefs, forests and wetlands. The kids want to see their carbon sinks protected by the government and kept safe from fracking, mining, coral bleaching and deforestation.

The Kids want to bring back the carbon tax

They were very encouraged by the decrease in Australia’s carbon emissions when the carbon tax was first introduced. They loved it and they want it back. Kids don’t think tax is a dirty word, they think that people should pay for their pollution.

The kids want big polluters to be held accountable

A huge amount of Australia’s pollution is produced by a small number of companies. The Kids want those polluters to pay their fair share of taxes, to adhere to strict environmental regulations and to pay for effective carbon offset programs. Kids have repeatedly asked for better regulations for controlling carbon emissions. They support the stand taken by the EPA in introducing a carbon neutral policy.

The Kids want government support for environmental events

They want politicians to lead by example and take part in events such as Earth Hour, Plastic Free July and Clean Up Australia Day. The Kids want politicians to use their power and influence for good!

Kids want our finite resources managed better

Kids hear that LNG is supposed to be a transition fuel. They want to see that transition happening. They think that means the industry should provide funds to develop low carbon alternatives. Yet in 2019/20 the Australian governments receipts from LNG production are expected to be less than a billion dollars, or less than 2% of LNG export revenue. Kids think if we managed the money better, we could accelerate the transition to a cleaner future.

The Kids want carbon offset projects to be carefully regulated

They are concerned that Australian projects for carbon offsets are not regulated carefully enough and may not meet the criteria for quality offsets. The kids want a consistent and high standard for carbon offsets in Australia.

Waste

Kids say we need to own our waste problem

We need to reduce our waste, and we need to own it and be responsible for it in our own country. Many of our current recycling programs rely on overseas developing countries to deal with our waste. They want our waste to be recycled locally.

Kids want better waste education

We need the community better educated in where their rubbish goes, and a reduction in “greenwashing”. People need to know that products marketed as ‘bio’ or ‘biodegradable’ may need special facilities, sorting and handling, and so are not really the best option as we don’t have the facilities to deal with them in Western Australia.

The Kids say a complete ban on single use plastics is just the beginning

There are plenty of alternatives to disposable coffee cups, plastic balloons, plastic micro-beads and single use cutlery items, and we want to see them completely phased out in Australia as soon as possible. Kids say we need to follow through with a ban on production of new plastic.

Kids want incentivised recycling

They want programs like Cash for Cans and other products as soon as possible. They want incentives to reduce waste in packaging, with increased taxes on excessive and non-recyclable packaging. Their aim is zero landfill.

Kids want to see industry play their part

They want the re-use of cardboard boxes in supermarkets promoted. They want supermarkets to stop wrapping fresh produce in plastic. They want excessive packaging eliminated, and retailers made accountable for waste and associated carbon emissions. They want industry pushed into giving up disposable packaging. They want supermarkets to review questionable marketing practices, such as distributing single use plastic toys.

Kids want to see research funded

We need research into how to reduce pollution, and clean up polluted areas. Kids say plastic is a resource, not rubbish. They encourage research into re-use of our current supplies of plastic. They want research into how we deal with the ‘too hard basket’ of things like coffee cups, soft plastics, used clothing and other fabrics, and medical equipment.

Kids see a role for government

As well as legislation to reduce the supply of plastic waste, they want a fully funded, fully supported state-wide recycling and resource recovery system. This system would provide input for waste management policy, where if we can’t recover and reuse the materials, we should not be selling them or using them.

The Kids want to know what bin to use

They want to have consistent branding and education on what is and isn’t recyclable. Currently there are different recycling systems and education in each suburb. They want clear instructions on every bin.

The Kids want people to stop littering

There is litter all over our country roads and beautiful beaches and we want something to be done about it. They want to see more people fined for littering and they want tougher fines for littering, including the release of helium balloons.

The Kids want to see a three-bin system all over Australia

They love the three-bin system in Perth and we want all Australians, in every regional and remote town to have access to green waste and recycling collection as well as general waste.

Kids want an end to food waste

Food wastage is a major problem as it ends up in landfill. Kids want education programs for more efficient shopping and use, combined with FOGO bins in all Council areas. They want sorting and composting facilities at all public festivals and events.

Energy

The Kids want 100% renewable energy by 2030

Kids want Australia to reduce its carbon emissions. Now. Australia is the biggest polluter per capita in the world and they want that to change. They want to see a commitment to a strong federal renewable energy target as well as 100% renewable energy in each state. As part of this they want to see a focus on energy storage technology to provide reliable baseline power.

The Kids don’t want dirty energy in Australia

They want to see all coal, oil and gas projects finished by 2030. This means no new projects, and a focus on renewables instead. They consider fracking any part of WA a disgrace.

The Kids want to see the next Australian mining boom

Australia has an abundance in all the elements required to make solar batteries, we want to see the mining industry support clean energy by refocusing towards mining elements for solar batteries. They want to sustain the mining industry by turning away from coal and towards elements for lithium batteries or other new technologies for a low carbon future.

The Kids want energy efficient homes

They can’t believe that people are still building homes with no or poor insulation, dark roofs and poor solar design, where the inhabitants are suffering the consequences with high energy bills. Kids want building regulations that enforce high-energy efficiency ratings from new buildings.

Animals

Kids say species extinction rates need urgent attention

Australia has the highest native animal extinction rate in the world. We need to act now. Feral animals competing for resources and preying on wildlife, coupled with habitat loss through deforestation and climate change are taking their toll. Kids know this, and they want it acknowledged and meaningful policies implemented urgently.

The Kids want to see cats kept indoors

Cats are a huge threat to native wildlife when roaming the outdoors. Kids want cats without tags to be taken to cat shelters and the owners of cats with tags to be fined.

The Kids do not want shark culls

The drumline method of shark culling is ineffective. It is dangerous for beachgoers and marine life, with no reduction in shark attacks.  Sharks are very important apex predators, and we risk an ecosystem collapse if we continue to cull them. Kids support shark safety measures that preserve our shark populations.

The Kids want to see long term research grants

Long term studies of animal behaviour and other natural phenomena currently require multiple funding applications over the life of a project. Kids want to see realistic time frames on government research grants that would allow long-term study.

We need better treatment of agricultural animals

The Kids want a ban on all live exports!

Live exports are cruel and unnecessary. They want all animals in the agricultural industry treated humanely.

Kids want to factor in nature

The Kids want planners to factor in nature bridges and wildlife corridors in land developments and major roads to protect our native animals from road kills. They want to counter the effects on breeding and hunting activities.

Water

The Kids want clean drinking water

The water in our water tables is being contaminated by fracking. They want a total ban on fracking.

The Kids want our wetlands to be cared for

Wetlands are wonderful carbon sinks and can provide a habitat for birds, frogs, and other wildlife, even in cities! They want well-maintained and protected wetlands with signage educating visitors of the impacts of littering or leaving dog poo uncollected.

The Kids want recycled water

Water is a very precious resource and with a growing population, we must do what we can to preserve it. They want to see recycled water systems across all of Australia.

Kids know education plays a big part

There are still people that don’t take their own water bottle with them! Don’t they know? This combines with active promotion of, and access to good drinking water in all public areas, including mobile water stations for events.

The Kids want our reefs and oceans protected

They cannot believe that mining operations are being planned on the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Southern Reef. Kids want the government to protect our ecologies, our tourism and our carbon sinks, by making reefs untouchable!

They see no place for high risk drilling in our precious oceans. The oceans need to be better protected by legislation.

The Kids want smart use of technology

They want appropriate technology, like solar powered desalination, and reverse osmosis put to use to manage our water supplies.

Kids see clean water as a right

Kids want water supplies managed so people have access to clean water regardless of where they live.

Kids want everyone to play their part

They want better use of water by industry. Production of potable water in WA is now expensive, and its supply at low cost for use in some industrial processes needs review.

Peace and Lifestyle

The Kids want to see their politicians show more respect

The current treatment of Indigenous people, women, people with disabilities, people of colour, LGBTI people, and other marginalised groups needs improving. The Kids want all federal MPs to undergo basic cultural training and ALLY training to create more respectful leadership and harmonious community.

The Kids don’t want any children in detention centres

Children are being kept in detention centres without proper access to nutritious food, hygienic living conditions, sanitary items and medical aid. They want the children brought to a safe environment in Australia.

The Kids want to see respect for lore law

They want the rights of Indigenous Australians to be dealt with in a culturally sensitive way, and genuine engagement with leaders in the indigenous communities. Kids want us to work with indigenous people to reduce the disproportionate incarceration rates of their children.

Kids want compulsory education

Kids want Aboriginal history to be taught in all schools. Kids want local Aboriginal languages and culture taught in all schools and whole school participation in NAIDOC week celebrations. Kids want climate change taught in all schools. What the causes are and how each of us has a part to play in reducing our carbon footprint.

Kids see room for new policies

Kids find social and environmental justice policies lacking, or not taken seriously. They think we could do better in tackling poverty and the rich-poor divide in Australia. They know we can look after the land much better than we do. They want the use of their resources better taxed. They want a mining tax. They want a carbon tax. They want increased taxation on multinational corporations to subsidise environmental innovation.

Kids want equity for all

Kids want to live in a community that promotes equity. All councils should consider cultural and disability aspects in all new buildings and designs.

Plants

The Kids want to stop deforestation

Our forests are precious. They are carbon sinks, native wildlife habitats and tourist attractions, and they help to cool our planet. The Kids want us to stop cutting them down. They want an end to all the excuses that people use to constantly reduce the number of trees we have. They want to know that when they plant a tree, it will survive to provide the oxygen and habitat that it was intended to.

The Kids want more plants

The Kids are really concerned about loss of bushland and habitat in our city. Some Councils have only 10% tree canopy and 60% hard surfaces, such as buildings, car parks, paths and roads causing the suburbs to be hotter. Kids know we need to restore the tree canopies in Australia to cool our cities, replenish our oxygen supplies and to help stabilise our climate against floods and droughts. The Kids want to see a commitment from all levels of government to increase the overall number of trees in Australia.

Kids want to build ecological links

Kids understand that it’s not all about individual trees, but more about ecologies. They want to see connections between areas of high diversity in Perth and across the state. They want to see cooperation and coordination between different governments and councils to acquire strategic land for linking up bush.

Kids want better road design

Kids were having a say when the Roe 8 protests were in full swing. Kids are now out having a say about the Ring Road in the South West. They want better design that protects trees, wetlands and bushland. They want to link the South West with the train system to stop the number of cars, destruction of forests for Ring Roads and widening due to congestion.

The Kids want to see more recycled timber

While they know timber should be a renewable resource, Kids don’t think we are doing enough to recover the material already in use. They want better use of trees that are cut down for any reason, and better recovery of timber from demolition sites.

Kids want school bushland and trees protected

Councils measure school bushland and trees as part of the overall canopy for their targets, but Kids are concerned schools don’t have their own canopy targets. Too many schools lose tree canopy for new buildings and built infrastructure. Kids see school grounds as important community resources, and want an overall plan in partnership with other government departments to protect these precious sites for future generations.

The Kids want native vegetation on verges

Verges with native vegetation require less water and less maintenance than a grassy verge as well as acting as a carbon sink and a habitat for bees and native birds. They want to see funding available for people that want to plant native vegetation on their verges.

The Kids want better use made of land that is cleared

They are sick of seeing bushland cleared for the sake of a one-storey building or a few car parking spots. They want to see building regulations insist that infrastructure makes efficient use of cleared land. Kids would rather see one acre of land cleared for a ten-storey residential complex than ten acres cleared for a series of bungalows. The kids want higher density living, balanced with public open space!

Kids want rules for private land

Too many new developments have no trees at all. Old houses are being knocked down and no trees are left. Kids want a minimum number of trees per block.

Kids want better legislation

Currently the fines for knocking down all the trees in a development are so small they are not a deterrent at all. Kids want much harsher penalties!

Kids want revegetation a priority for all levels of government

Kids want to work with Councils on their coordinated revegetation projects to cool the city through Green Lab. They want all levels of Government involved to ensure Councils are supported in their objectives.

Kids want more Green Space

Kids want to see a fund to purchase land for conservation. Currently any land that is for sale gets bought by developers or industry, cleared and built on.

Air and Transport

The Kids want public transport, cycling and walking accessibility prioritised

They are concerned that city development and expansion programs continue to prioritise car transport. This isn’t practical in growing cities, and they want less cars. The Kids want infrastructure to best support and encourage people travelling by public transport, by bike or by foot. The Kids also want the real advantages and savings for the community of increased public transport use recognised with financial incentives for people to use it. Kids want to see a public transport friendly city, with cars banned from the CBD, and free CAT bus services extended to other areas.

The Kids want changes in the cars we drive

Hydrogen fuel cell cars combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce water and electricity! The kids would like to see the automotive industry in Australia move away from fossil fuels and towards hydrogen from green sources such as hydroelectric dams. They want to see promotion and development of electric and electronic cars and components. They want to see incentives for low carbon emission vehicles and transport systems.

Kids want us to take the lead on new technology

They want us to support and develop hydrogen fuelled cars and biofuel powered air transport. Kids say free energy, or energy from growing plants should be underpinning our transport systems.

The Kids want to say thank you

Kids want to thank you for some great policies, projects and initiatives that have had a positive impact on people and the environment and they want you to know that they celebrate the positives as well as tackling the issues.

For more information please contact:

Millennium Kids Inc Youth Board

info@millenniumkids.com.au