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Kids can teach us a thing or two…


Have you ever considered the life-cycle of a chicken nugget? No, well our future environment leaders have shone the light on sustainable food production at the ‘Kids Teaching Kids Sustainable Youth Conference’ at Westvale Community Centre’ recently.

This year’s theme ‘Think. Eat. Save.’ inspired some interesting ways of being green when it comes to food consumption through kids presenting to other kids (and adults!):

Check out some of these ideas in the photo gallery below:

  • We throw out 20% of food we buy! So let's get some ideas down on how to save food! Dude! Don't waste food! Use the Food-o-matic!
  • How to naturally filter water
  • How does packaging affect the environment
  • From Paddock to Plate- the lifecycle of a chicken nugget
  • The importance of water in relation to food production

This is the fifth year the event has run and is a celebration of how much local students care about their environment. It was a huge success this year and Council would like to see the event continue to grow, encouraging more schools to get involved with the conference.

Schools that took part this year were:

St Albans Secondary College

University Park Primary School

Overnewton Anglican Community College

Copperfield College

Manor Lakes P-12 College

If you are involved in a local school and would like to take part in next year’s conference contact Brimbank’s Environmental Education Officer on 9249 0000.

Kids Teaching Kids is an organisation that runs an annual ‘Kids Teaching Kids Week’ where over 10,000 students from around Australia take part in environmentally focused events.Brimbank would like to thank Kids Teaching Kids for their ongoing support throughout the conference. For more information about the program, visit

Council also helps schools be sustainable by:

  • The Brimbank Schools Sustainability Resources, which assists teachers to teach sustainability topics in their schools
  • The Growing Food in Brimbank Schools program which supports schools to grow vegetable gardens and fruit tree in their school grounds.

Council would like to congratulate every student and teacher for the dedication and hard work in educating us all on how to create a better sustainable future for us all.

Council is a passionate advocate of the environment and is proud to have just won the Sustainable City of the Year award in Victoria.

When it comes to our future leaders, the ‘Kids Teaching Kids Sustainable Youth Conference’, was the place to be.

The 2014 conference involved more than 130 students from all over Brimbank in a space buzzing with sustainable ideas and inventions.