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Date: 08 April, 2014

Great-Barrier-Reef-hero-CA-260x300 fixedSt Ignatius’ College, Riverview Sydney celebrated Earth Hour 2014 for the sixth year with a breakfast enjoyed by over 200 people. The event is a chance to come together to listen to talks by inspiring speakers, share breakfast and have conversations with other school leaders with a focus on going beyond Earth Hour.

Guests included students, parents, staff, and environment leaders from 26 schools across Sydney, councils, community groups and environmental education centres.

Cool Australia was delighted to be invited and thoroughly enjoyed hearing from inspiring individuals working in progressive organisations such as Engineers without Borders, Freshie, Habitat the Game, AYCC and Composting Cannon.

The breakfast is a great opportunity for the broader school community to come together to listen, to connect and to be inspired by a range of engaging speakers with a focus on taking education and positive action beyond Earth Hour.

It is a great initiative for schools to see that they are connected to a worldwide event, Earth Hour. It provides students and educators with the opportunity to go back to their school and deliver the positive messages around sustainability and caring for their planet.

Earth hour 2014_1 solar cooker!

 Each year the environment leaders at SIC create a video to inspire action within the school. In the past this video has been shared on the Earth Hour website, it is lots of fun and truly inspirational.

 This year schools went away with lucky door prizes such as mini solar cookers, water bottles donated by Freshie and table displays created by the boys containing mini veggie gardens to start a small garden back at their school. 

 The school executive are very supportive of the sustainability programs undertaken by the SIC Environment Committee and show their support by attending the breakfast.

The breakfast is a chance to share ideas, show support, be inspired and connect with synergistic people and organisations who share the ideal of a sustainable future for all young Australians. 

 For more information on the SIC Earth Hour breakfast contact Sue Martin SIC Sustainability Officer [email protected]

“A big congratulations to all of the passionate students and staff from Saint Ignatius’ College for their involvement in the Earth Hour Breakfast – it was a truly inspirational event that demonstrates the exceptional level of student leadership and staff involvement at the College.” 

Thea Nicholas – Cool Australia

Check out the Earth Hour website and take The Pledge: “I believe Australia can and must help solve climate change and I want to be part of it.”