Our rubbish tips are filling fast, we are running out of room here in Sydney and road trains are ferrying our waste northwards to Queensland. I’m sure New South Welshmen are unaware of this and, for the most part Queenslanders, whom I’m sure would not be happy to be the dumping site for Sydney’s waste. We don’t seem to actually comprehend the impact this will have on our children’s generation nor are we engaging enough with products and services that can help up solve this issue. Why?
Here are some possible reasons;
- We hear about this (issue of sustainability) so much now that we aren’t interested in it anymore. We like to hear news like in Hollywood, like who is getting divorced and what are people wearing.
- Its not something we are dealing with right now. Its too far away for us to care because it doesn’t affect us.
Children are well aware of the challenges we face and the barriers to preventative action. AT this young age they have made a distinction between what it ‘sexy’ and what is ‘not sexy’. We adults have a responsibility to drive meaningful change. Where does this change start? With most things in life it begins with education – not very sexy but still very important.
The replacement of linear waste streams with cyclic streams is crucial to addressing this issue. Through educational curriculums Backyard in a Box resources show educators and families HOW to change. Recycling alone isn’t enough. In fact, recycling has become our rationale for overconsumption. Conscious consumerism is a critical component reducing the waste that goes to landfill. So is recycling organic matter on site in small scale systems such as worm farms and compost, in the keeping chickens and guinea pigs.
Backyard in a Box resources address all these interrelated issues and shows parents and educators, how to educate themselves and the children in their realm of influence how to adopt practices that will lead to a better experience later in life. Do yourself a favour. Unhinge your addiction to the recurring 24 hour news agenda and engage with newsworthy issues that REALLY count. They may not be sexy, but they are nonetheless important.
Rethink your library of resources: Backyard in a Box is going digital!
Come 1st of July 2018, Backyard in a Box will be made available in digital form. So between now and then allotments of our traditional, hard copy resources will no longer be available in hard print. So if you prefer to work with hard copy, make sure you purchase your resources today.
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