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Millennium Kids Plans for the Future 2018

Under the guidance of our previous Chairperson Dr Anita Sykes Kelleher, 2016 – 2018, our Council and Kids undertook a review of Millennium Kids and began the process of creating a Strategic Plan – Transition 2020. Student Intern, Nora Larry, Murdoch University helped put the Business Plan together and we sought funding from Lotterywest to kickstart the process of rebranding and developing an interactive web and portal where kids could pitch their change making projects and get online mentoring and support from the MK Team.
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WASTE

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MK Members Rachel, Ebonie and Pheonix had a great time at The Good Market at The Platform in November sharing the MK Waste Free Movement bag designs and ideas on how to reduce your waste at home. It was a great opportunity for the team to get their messages out to the wider community.
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CLIMATE CHANGE

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Wandoo Wandoo Nidja Noongar Boodja
Welcome Welcome this is Noongar land
Kaya
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WASTE

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We had a wonderful time at the City of Canning’s STEAM Carnival sharing our ideas for a WASTE Free World. Heaps of people came to our marquee where we shared our ideas for change. Here is our recipe for no waste deodorant.
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PLANTS

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Dear Mr Wyatt,
I am writing to tell you about what has been happening at Millennium Kids.
We have been very busy at Millennium Kids, I attended the AGM (Annual General meeting) and am now on the Millennium Kids Youth Board. We decided what we want to do this year. Some of the things we decided to do are to go camping, rock climbing, doing a beach clean-up, planting trees and lots of other cool things.
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PLANTS

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At the recent Millennium Kids AGM at Trillion Trees headquarters in Hazelmere, twenty young people aged 5-20 sat in the conference to pitch their unique project ideas to Board and Council members.
These ideas ranged from school-greening petitions, monitoring local wildlife, delivering education programs to anti-climate change alliances with corporate stakeholders in Australia and beyond. The Kids are responding to a dire need for environmental action in the Perth region. Millennium Kids is where children and young people are empowered to change the grim future presented to them by the media and older generations. It’s a place where things get done, by young people who care.
With Kids at the helm, the MK team worked together to turn the ideas into action through the Green Lab Project, a citizen science initiative to investigate and increase urban canopy cover in the Perth region to cool the city.
Based on the ideas of 500 young people in Western Australia, the project has been selected by StartSomeGood and Future Super as one of the six best climate change initiatives Australia wide in 2018.
Catrina-Luz Aniere, CEO and co-founder of the organisation, says the project was developed in response to a rising anxiety in children about their futures:
“We don’t tell anyone in Millennium Kids what we think the challenges are. They tell us. They put climate change at the top of their concerns along with deforestation and loss of habitat …these kids have got a lot more to lose than we have.”
The Green Lab Project will piece together the fragmented picture of Perth’s urban vegetation and biodiversity, encouraging collaboration and communication between local governments, businesses, and citizens for a more sustainable future and a cooler city.
To fund Green Lab Millennium Kids has been running a month-long fundraising campaign through StartSomeGood with a target of $10 000. The campaign was launched on the 4th of November with a screening of ‘Salt of the Earth’ at the Grand Cygnet Cinema in Como, and Kids ran their first Green Lab in South Perth on 25th November planting sedges for wildlife at Lake Douglas in South Perth.

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For more information about Green Lab workshop contact us under info@millenniumkids.com.au
News Article Author: Noni
Noni visited the Millennium Kids AGM after hearing the children’s Green Lab poem at the Trillion Tress Launch earlier in October. Noni was inspired to contact the organisation and find out more about them. Noni is a student of journalism and is keen to help the Millennium Kids get their stories in the media. Noni is now a Youth Board member.

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WASTE

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Dear Millennium Kids!
Indonesia has been slapped by the photograph of the whale and the report that it died because of the amount of plastic found in its belly.
It said there were:

  • 115 plastic cups
  • 25 plastic bags
  • 4 plastic bottles
  • 4 thongs and
  • 1000 pieces of plastic.

It is time for change. I pledge I will help make the change.
My heart is broken.
I will start with my residence, which is full of plastic. I will work with my family to change our consumption patterns and I will move quickly to guide the community.
The image of the whale will not be forgotten.
For the full story follow this link.
Guest Author: Anisa
Anisa and her husband Yani are members of We Save Yayasan, a not for profit environmental youth organization, based in Sumbawa, Indonesia, that works in partnership with Millennium Kids through the Resource NOT Rubbish initiative. The collaboration aims to raise awareness of waste issues, waste reduction and repurposing of plastic. The project goal is to build a waste recycling and processing facility in Dompu Regency in Sumbawa.
The young people in Sumbawa have practical solutions that will support the thousands of trash collectors who make a paultry living from their daily waste collections. The profit Yayasan We SAVE makes from waste collection will help the poor get the medical attention they desperately need, fund environmental education programs, on ground environmental work and English classes.

PEACE AND LIFESTYLE

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Taking Coolgardie Kids on Country is an important role for Elders and sisters Betty and Maxine Dimer.

“The kids need to get out of town and know their country,“ said Betty, a local Councilor from the Shire of Coolgardie.

Betty and Maxine worked with Millennium Kids facilitators to secure funding from ASX-listed mining and exploration company Independence Group NL (IGO) for the 2019 program. They will take the kids camping at Fraser Range, on the edge of the Great Western Woodland, the largest intact temperate Mediterranean woodland left in the world.
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