Our future generation learn good environment values, with SPREP

Close to 100 school students are now better equipped to make informed environment decisions for our environment following a special visit to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

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Ms Emma Arasi and Dr Frank Griffin welcoming the students and teachers to SPREP. Photo: SPREP

The senior levels of years seven and eight of Sauniatu, an elementary school of the Church of Latter Day Saints were hosted by SPREP, travelling well over an hour to visit the organisation.

Dr. Frank Griffin, Hazardous Waste Management Adviser gave a presentation on the impacts of the different types of waste on the environment and our health. The students were surprised to see so much waste issues in the Pacific. Frank also presented on projects their Waste Team is working on around the region and in Samoa.

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The students listening on to a presentation by Mr Philip Marsden.  Photo: SPREP

Mr Philip Marsden, Climate Information Knowledge Specialist (On Secondment from GIZ) of the Climate Change Team also had something prepared for the students. He spoke on the effects of climate change in our lives and our island homes and the simple yet negative acts that our young generation are not aware of that are harmful.

The presentations led to active discussions by students on ways they can help to minimise these negative impacts.

The SPREP Information Resource Centre and Archives team presented the school with educational posters, factsheets, stickers, t-shirts and flashdrives to take back to their families and for their classrooms.
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