respect, recognise, listen, live with
The 3/4 community at St Therese Catholic Primary School in Torquay, Victoria goes Out and About
to act on climate change.
We want to challenge you to join us in
our Out and About commitment.
Our hope is to get every school in Victoria
going Out and About.
some questions to consider
Did you know there is a lack of relationship between humans and the planet and this disconnection contributes to the current state of our environment?
Did you know that if we shift our energy system away from fossil fuels that make greenhouse gases towards good energy, we could maybe stop climate change?
Did you know that climate change impacts bees and if bees die, humans will only have 4 years to live?
How might going Out and About begin to address these questions?
What is Out and About?
Out and About is our action towards hopeful climate change. We know there is a lack of connection between humans and the environment. We go Out and About to build deep relationships with local places, trees, bushes, animals, insects, and waterways. Part of this is understanding the Aboriginal Worldviews and the stories and histories of place. These relationships inform how we make decisions that consider the environment and all whom we share the planet with.
In the 3/4 learning community, we have been going Out and About since we were in prep and have visited Deep Creek and Fishermans Beach. Every fortnight, we walk with the local place and spend time with the environment including listening with Tree and Bees, thinking with Creek and Ocean, and wondering with the movements of Tides, Wind, and Sun. We know we have deep relationships with environment and these relationships influence how we act.