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Young Persons' Plan for the Planet Program

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​When you were 16, what did you imagine your life would be like at 26? For the youth of today, our future is a dystopian vision of ongoing environmental destruction and unpredictability.

According to the UN, just over a decade is all that remains to stop irreversible damage caused by the effects of climate change.

As global citizens, the students of Indro SHS want to do all that we can to help save our planet. This is the principle around which the Young Persons' Plan for the Planet Program (YPPPP) was formed, aiming to enact the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through global partnerships between high school students from many different countries.

17 Sustainable Development Goals from the UN.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

This year, school teams participating in the YPPPP program were tasked with creating their own sustainability project, of which reflects the SDGs and can help benefit to the school and/or wider community. Here at Indooroopilly, our YPPPP team is advocating for goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities. Through the Indro SHS website, Facebook and YouTube channel, we aim to provide our school and the wider community with sustainability-oriented information, strategies, as well as promote our community’s green-living practices to help the members of our school and wider community achieve a more sustainable lifestyle.

We have been hard at work collecting information about different sustainability initiatives throughout Brisbane. Earlier this year we visited the Green Heart Fair in Carindale – a biannual event planned by the Brisbane City Council – and have created a video as well as an article about our experiences (and the best tips we got along the way).

We greatly encourage you to voice your suggestions in our recently published survey, so that moving forward we may direct our future publications in a manner that you would like to see.

Thank you from our team,
Riley, Marianna, Rose, Alex, Misha, Eddy, Noah, Rani, Aimee and Dr Marta Portolés

If you would like to make a contribution to our web page in any way, please contact us at mxpor2@eq.edu.au (Dr Portolés) and we will be in touch.

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Last reviewed 11 June 2020
Last updated 11 June 2020