S: Millennium Kids 2009 Album | Millennium Kids | Millennium Kids
BC: "It is important for young people to be given opportunities to talk about the issues that concern them and come up with ideas of how to find solutions. - in fact, it is a children's right." (Millennium Kids 2009)
FC: 2009 | Album
1: "Encouraging young people to be aware and active in their environment" | Web: www.millenniumkids.com.au E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2: Millennium Kids: Since its beginning in 1996 in the City of South Perth, each year Millennium Kids creates innovative environmental and community partnerships for thousands of young people, develops new and relevant community based projects and is a leader in Environmental Sustainability Education in Australia.
3: Premier Richard Court opening the Kids Helping Kids Conference in 1996
4: The Millennium Kids ethos is centered on the UN Agenda 21: Chapter 25 Children and Youth in Sustainable Development: 25.1. Youth comprise nearly 30 per cent of the worlds population. The involvement of today's youth in environment and development decision making and in the implementation of programmes is critical to the long-time success of Agenda 21.
5: with local and state governments, corporate or business supporters, and educational and research institutions. | Each year Millennium Kids works with thousands of young people aged 10-25 years within their local community or school partnering them
6: Core Objective Number 1: To provide an effective channel for young people to develop skills, express their views and take practical and constructive action on environmental and citizenship issues.
7: Youth-2-Youth Consultation
8: So we asked the children and young people of Western Australia.... | What do you like about you community? What don't you like about your community? What do you want to change?
9: Climate change and our river are our number 1 concerns! | ADVOCACY
10: Millennium Kids Sustainability Pillars | AIR WATER TREES NATIVE ANIMALS WASTE ENERGY PEACE AND LIFESTYLE LEADERSHIP
11: Thousands of children are concerned about climate change, greenhouse gases, global warming and the future!
12: The Big Switch Experiment is a kid-driven initiative that encourages people to take positive action against Climate Change. It was developed in 2008 when Millennium Kids asked hundreds of kids about what they liked and what they did not like about their community. Climate Change was the number one concern, so Millennium Kids has been working with students to develop this program to help kids make positive change. In schools across the Western Suburbs, South Perth and Kalgoorlie students have been creating Climate Change Campaigns to ‘switch’ people’s thinking and get them to make more environmentally sustainable choices.
13: Why do people not care about Climate Change? | If everyone would help, what would climate change look like? | Will the crisis ever come to an end? | Can I have tips on how to change the world? | Can I have more ways to stop climate change? | What is the biggest cause? | What is the worst form of greenhouse gas? | How can we help climate change stop?
14: Dr Switch - The Big Switch Experiment Mascot | Kids Creating Concepts | Kids Creating Concepts
15: Reporting to Mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder | Kids designing Big Switch Characters
16: Kids Creating Concepts
17: Web 2.0 online Technologies www.millenniumkids.ning.com | The Swan Canning River basin has undergone extensive land use changes in the 20th Century and is facing serve threats from 21st Century urban development, climate change and agricultural land use. The Swan-Canning Online Schools project is a joint initiative of the Centre for Water Research at the University of WA and the Curtin Water Quality Research Centre at Curtin University of Technology. It presents a simple strategy for reversing the current degradation of the Swan-Canning River Basin by setting up modern adaptive management system that will allow the Swan-Canning River Basin and its receiving water to be managed sustainably for the benefit of the Western Australian Community. Millennium Kids is also a partner of this project, capturing the social history of the river through the past and future work of Western Australian school students.
18: Looking at the river - past and present | Showcasing online tools to community members
19: Macrosnapshot - Penrhos College Students with Minister Donna Faragher
20: Planting sedges to reduce storm damage | Mentoring by the MK Alumni
21: Discussing river health with Papua New Guinea online | Sevenoaks College water quality testing
22: Core Objective Number 4: To provide networking opportunities that allow members to share their own experiences and knowledge with local, state, federal and international allies and partners.
23: Cross-cultural Awareness- Moorditj Mob | Working with Millennium Kids Global Project: South Africa | PEACE & LIFESTYLE
24: MK Looking for Water
25: Dolls for Africa | Information sharing: MK & MKGP
26: Core Objective Number 5: To enable the gathering of a broad spectrum of opinions from young people to develop common sets of goals.
27: As a part of the Big Switch Experiment Luke McMillan (Como Secondary College), Lewis Whitehurst (Aquinas College), Alexander Craig (Wesley College) and Samantha Fielder (John Paul College Kalgoorlie-Boulder) represented Australia at the Bright Green Youth Conference in Sonderburg, Denmark August 2009. Representing Millennium Kids, the South Perth Youth Network and Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council, this was an opportunity for young people to have a say about their concerns about climate change and develop ways to answer these concerns. | brightgreenyouth.org
28: The decisions world leaders will make at the COP15 in Denmark affect our future and the Bright Green Youth Conference gave us an influential voice. We too need to start making change in our own communities - starting now. | We believe that young people need to have a say about their world and we believe that having young people develop projects to answer their concerns is important. | Representing
29: MK Bring Green Youth Launch at Como Beach with Mayor of South Perth | "Millennium Kids and SPYN were the only youth delegates from Australia so we were interviewed and filmed about the climate change issues and problems facing Australia. We talked about water security as a major concern and about melting ice caps and how rising water levels would affect us. We were also concerned about how climate change would affect other countries and different communities in Australia. Our ideas were filmed and these will be presented to the UN Climate Chance Conference in Denmark in December."
30: Core Objective Number 6: Assist in the development of relationships with sponsors to provide members with learning opportunities about the environment and managing their own organisation.
31: Reporting to the Commissioner for Children and young People - Michelle Scott, Human Rights Lawyer Chris Sidoti and Australian of the Year Mick Dodson.
32: BHP Billiton Nickel West
33: Reporting to Stakeholders | Minister for Environment; Youth | Anglo-Gold Ashanti
34: ACTION | Action Based Projects for 2010
35: Students have developed a 'Map of Change' that details their sustainability projects in 2010. The projects have been divided up into three categories; Personal Action: Tasks students can undertake by themselves School Action: Projects schools can undertake without funding support Long Term Projects: The projects the students are aiming to achieve with funding support.
36: WATER | Personal Actions: 1.Shorten shower times – 4 minutes 2.Turn off the taps when brushing your teeth 3.Stick to your allocated watering roster for your garden 4.Wash cars on the grass 5.Plant local species School Actions: 1.Collect rain water 2.Become a Waterwise school 3.Monitor taps and fix any drips 4.Adopt and monitor a local drain, river or wetland 5.Take part in water quality monitoring activities Long Term Projects: 1.Collect and use water run off from the streets 2.Find out how to recycle grey water onto your gardens and ovals 3.Put in water tanks 4.Save water by putting in composting or waterless toilets 5. Join the Swan-Canning Online Schools Project
37: Personal Actions: 1.Don’t feed wild animals 2.Find out what your native animal hotline is so you can help injured animals if you find them 3.Plant local species in your garden as homes for native animals School Actions: 1.Get information on your local wildlife hotline if you have an injured animal or snake in your garden 2.Learn about native animals and their habitats 3.Have a ranger or wildlife expert visit the school 4.Find out about the native animals and insects your local bushland Long Term Projects: 1.Build native animal shelters 2.Make a hospital for hurt animals 3.Make a habitat in your school gardens for lizard 4.Raise money for a local wildlife organisation 5.Monitor birds an reptiles in your school garden | NATIVE ANIMALS
38: Personal Action: 1.Put your rubbish in the bin 2.Recycle and use at home 3.Grow a fruit and vegetable garden 4.Say no to plastic bags 5.Use both sides of the paper School Action: 1.Have a waste free lunch day 2.Hold a poster competition to promote recycling 3.Hold a Waste Wise Day 4.Participate in Clean Up Australia Day 5.Set up recycling at your school Long Term Projects: 1.Put in some recycling bins 2.Set up some worm farms 3.Purchase or build some compost bins 4.Put in a school vegetable garden 5.Develop a school kitchen program | WASTE
39: Personal Action: 1.Plant native trees in your garden 2.Join the activities at your local Landcare group 3.Find out about the local plants in your area School Action: 1.Celebrate Arbor Day 2.Join National Tree Planting Day 3.Adopt a local park or piece of bushland near your school 4.Research the history of how trees have been used in your area 5.Undertake some research on your local bushland Long Term Project 1.Put in some fruit trees 2.Work with local stakeholders to revegetate a local drain, river or wetland | TREES
40: Personal Action: 1.Walk, ride and catch a bus to get to school 2.Develop a car pool to get to school 3.Learn how to use public transport 4.Carpool to your weekend sporting activities 5.Measure how far you live from school and calculate how much greenhouse you create going to school by car. 3km = 1kg greenhouse for the average car School Action: 1. Survey your students to find out how they get to school and calculate how much greenhouse is created by car use 2. Promote TravelSmart to School and other physical activity events Walk to School Day Find 30 minutes a day 5. Run a bike education program Long Term Projects: 1.Get an eco school bus 2.Build bike racks | AIR
41: Personal Action: 1.Turn the fire off in winter – put on a jumper 2.Turn power off at the switch 3.Open windows to let the breeze in instead of using air conditioners and fans sometimes 4.Switch off the lights 5.Help out by putting the washing on the line School Action: 1. Use eco globes 2. Plant trees for shade 3. Set up a monitoring system to make sure lights are not left on at lunchtime and when the classroom is not in use 4. Work out how much power your school uses and set a target to reduce consumption saving money for your school 5. Take part in the Big Switch Experiment Energy Action Week Long Term Project: 1.Put in wind turbines in schools 2.Skylights in classrooms 3.Solar panels on school roofs 4.Get wind turbines 5. Work out how many trees you need to plant to offset your carbon emissions | ENERGY
42: Personal Action: 1.Have fun 2.Keep active 3.Take a healthy home-cooked lunch to school School Action: 1.“Day on the Green” Games Day Fundraiser for Ntshidi School in South Africa 2. Celebrate Harmony Day 3. Include an indigenous acknowledgment to the traditional owners into your school ceremonies 4. Invite indigenous elders and other multi cultural groups to your school to take part in your multi cultural programs Long Term Project: 1.Put in an indigenous food garden at school 2.Get a chill out room or scented garden in your school so students and teachers can sit and relax 3.Have a local chef run a cooking class | PEACE & LIFESTYLE
43: LEADERSHIP | Personal Action: 1.Everyone needs to take a leadership role 2. Get to know your Youth Council and let them know your ideas 3. Write a letter to the paper and let them know what you care about 4. Join a community service program School Action: 1.Set up an MK Sustainability Committee at your school 2.Encourage participation in World Environment Day and other days that educate the public 3.Report your activities to Council 4. Have local leaders come to your school as guest speakers Long Term Project: 1. Set up a Sustainability Committee with representation from each school to develop ideas, report to the school and Council 2.MK Growing Into Leadership Junior Certificate for 15 years and under 3.MK Certificate 1 Leadership and Sustainability
44: Thank you Sponsors and In Kind Supporters | Public Transport Authority Centre for Water Research UWA City of South Perth Federal Department of Health and Aging Commissioner for Children and Young People Lottery West City of Kalgoorlie- Boulder Trish Rechichi St Hilda's Junior School Anglo Gold Ashanti BHP Billiton Nickel West Conservation Council of WA | Sustainable Energy Development Office Kareelya Property Group Challenger TAFE WA Museum Federal Department of Health and Aging City of Kalgoorlie- Boulder Clinical Health Senate Department of Transport Kalgoorlie - Boulder Urban Landcare Group Anglo Gold Ashanti Wilderness Society of WA Scitech Plonk
45: Public Transport Authority Sustainable Energy Development Office Centre for Water Research UWA Kareelya Property Group City of South Perth WA Museum Federal Department of Health and Aging Lottery West City of Kalgoorlie- Boulder Clinical Health Senate Trish Rechichi Department of Transport St Hilda's Junior School Kalgoorlie - Boulder Urban Landcare Group Anglo Gold Ashanti BHP Billiton Nickel West | O'Connor Primary School Kambalda West District High School John Paul College Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School Goldfields Baptist College North Kalgoorlie Primary School St Mary's Primary School Boulder Primary School Hannan's Primary School St Joseph's Primary School Australind Primary School Glen Huon Primary School Australind Christian School Grace Christian School Whithers Primary School Bunbury Primary School Vasse Primary School Dunsborough Primary School Calista Primary School Gilmore College St Bridgits College Flinders Park Primary School Kensington Primary School Curtin Primary School Aquinas College Como Secondary College Rossmoyne Senior High School | Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council South Perth Youth Network St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls Scotch College Penrhos College Lathlain Primary School Wesley College Belmont City College Albany Senior High School North Albany Senior High School Denmark Senior High School Katanning Senior High School Great Southern Grammar Albany Primary School Woodbury Boston Primary School Mount Many Peaks School Wellstead Primary School Yakamia Primary School Kojonup Senior High School South Perth Primary School Thornlie Senior High School Mirrabooka Senior High School Balga Senior High School Sevenoaks College Willetton Senior College Mandurah Senior College Churchlands Senior High School | Participating Schools and Community Groups