'Start the switch' June 23rd - 24th

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition came to Perth last weekend for Start the Switch. The AYCC's main objective is to inspire and educate our young students on the topic of climate change. Start the Switch summit played host to 14 schools from WA, with all schools having the same motivation to empower their students and be stimulated to make changes within their own communities.

Our budding environmentalists at 'Start the Switch' summit

(From left to right) Sophie Monisse, Caitlin Spencer, Christine Smallberger,
Louis Re Matthews, Kieran Panizza, Jack D'Souza, and Kade Ebling
John XXIII College Students hard at work and listening attentively at Start the Switch

This 2-day summit gave our students an opportunity to listen to inspiring speakers and take part in leadership training, workshops and team activities. They got to meet like-minded students to work together and join the movement for a sustainable future. Both AYCC and Empower WA recognise that climate change and sustainability are the most pressing issues of our time. Youth involvement is paramount in the transition to a sustainable future. With a passion for this mission, AYCC has grown to over 70,000 members in 4 years and is leading the way in inspiring and empowering the young people of Australia.

If can contribute some sustainable ideas or suggestions for the College please feel free to email me

Let's work together to make a noticeable improvement in the area of sustainability at John XXIII College.

Linda Kiernan
Sustainability Coordinator

John XXIII College