On Friday 1st November we had the very first Our Voice: Sustainability conference for young people by young people!

Over 300 students from 17 schools and preschools in the Northern Rivers region came to the Lismore campus at Southern Cross University to share their ideas about the environment and sustainability. The conference was very successful and provided an opportunity for these students to present their ideas with song, story, video, drama, computer virtual worlds, games, various workshops and discussion forums.


Conference participants sharing their ideas about the environment and sustainability on our graffiti wall.

Have a look at the video put together by our preschool participants from Bumblebee Early Education Centre in the following link:

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We had a ‘snow ball’ game at the closing of the conference where students wrote down things that they wanted to share after attending the conference, then they screwed up the paper and threw it into the crowd for others to read. Here are some comments from students as part of our ‘snow ball’ activity:

“Attending the conference has made me more motivated about the environment and even though I am one person I can be a big help!”

“Everyone can make a difference and with the help of others we can change the world”

Please add a comment to share your experiences 0f the day!


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