A video released by the City of Canada Bay Council last year, encouraging residents to use less plastic bags.
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This video was released by the City of Canada Bay Council last year. It encourages residents of this local council area (and anyone else watching) to decrease their use of plastic bags and also to encourage people to bring their existing bags with them when they go shopping. This video demonstrates the local government’s role in promoting practices for sustainability, which is important in HSIE as one of the Cross-curriculum Priorities is ‘Sustainability.’
This video could be used while teaching a class, as an example of how a local government promotes a healthy environment. The students could then brainstorm ideas of how their own council area (if the school is not located within this area) could be more environmentally friendly, or they could do some online research on it – most council areas will have something about this on their website.
However, if I was using this resource and teaching in this area (I live in Concord West), as a follow-up to this video I would perhaps find out if someone from the council was willing to come out to the school and talk to the students about other things the council does to promote sustainability and what the students themselves can do to help.