A passion for animal welfare and the environment is what drives educator Abbey Bromley to take her waste management message to schools around the state.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Orange Public School students received a visit from the Keep Australia Beautiful representative this week, where she spoke about how plastic in waterways can be deadly to all living creatures.
“It’s important to teach the future generation to look after the environment in order to stop our animals from getting hurt,” she said.
Hopefully we can inspire them to be the next scientists,Abbey Bromley
“With all the plastic waste that’s in our water it’s getting into our seafood and hurting us too.”
The OPS students took part in a hands on waste management and recycling workshop, which taught them what items go in which bin and encouraged them to start a Return and Earn collection at the school.
Miss Bromley said she hoped to make recycling second-nature to the students and encourage the next generation of environmentalists.
“Hopefully we can inspire them to be the next scientists,” she said.
Miss Bromley visited the schools on behalf of Keep Australia Beautiful as part of the Rotary Club of Orange’s Sustainable Living Week.
Rotarians will participate in a number of events to encourage energy efficiency this week and next.
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