Roots & Shoots members in Victoria participated at the Roots & Shoots Activity Day held at CERES Community Environmental Park on the 5th of November 2017. The theme of the day was peace as it was an alternative to the annual Roots & Shoots Peace Day event.
The day started off with a talk by Iranian Refugee, Moshtagh Heidari, who spoke about his experiences as a refugee in Australia. Roots & Shoots Victorian coordinator Asitha Samarawickrama spoke about the importance of peace and Dr Jane’s message for peace with our fellow humans as well as our environment.
After a few icebreakers, the kids headed outside for a tour of CERES and a scavenger hunt around the CERES gardens. The day concluded with students tackling how to reduce plastic waste and ocean waste drawing a flowchart of how plastic when discarded ends up in our oceans and pledging to reduce waste for the No Waste November Global campaign.
The day was a great success and we hope to visit some schools of the participants to start new Roots & Shoots projects in future.