Climate ideas are exploding at school

Climate ideas are exploding at school

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Audrey Lee and Subriti Bhandari took apart hard drives to see what was recoverable. Photograph – InigoKPhotography.

The Climate Canons from St Norbert College continue to explode with ideas of climate action as they partnered with the City of Canning to help residents get rid of e-waste.

A group of 40 students have been committed to run a range of sustainability focused events along with gathering facts about climate change.

Last Friday the Climate Canons were visited by sustainability educator Shelley Foster to discover the impact of ewaste.

As part of the workshop students took apart hard drives in computers to understand what precious metals and materials were recoverable.

From March 23 the Climate Canons will be collecting items from their homes and bringing them to school in a week long e-waste drive from 9am to 1pm.

City of Canning residents will also be able to drop off their e-waste at the school.

The items will then be taken to Total Green Recycling for material recovery.

Some of these items include electronics house precious metals and materials that can be reused such as old TVs, computers, phones, printers, cameras, tablets, faxes, scanners, routers and modems.

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person said the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the Climate Canons was inspiring.

“They are our future leaders and change makers and it is important that they are part of the conversation about the future of our planet,” they said.

“We encourage all Canning residents to come to the event and drop off their e-waste.”

To participate in the event people must bring proof of residence within the City of Canning.

For those who can’t make it residential e-waste can be dropped off by Canning residents throughout the year for free at the Waste Transfer Station on Ranford Road.