Our Year 10 Introduction to Environment Studies class participated in National Tree Day. The enthusiastic group planted 30 indigenous kangaroo grasses and lomandra longifolia grasses on the school grounds. These grasses had been propagated from local seeds and support College biodiversity. The group have been learning about the Earth’s spheres, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere and biosphere and how interdependent they are on each other. The Earth is a complex system that requires humans to nurture, conserve and respect it. Today’s environment actions tick all these boxes.
National Tree Day, is sponsored by Toyota Australia and began in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It is a day for Australians to attend community tree planting activities. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help plant one million new native tees and shrubs across the country. For information regarding this event, visit treeday.planetark.org/about/ or contact your local council for National Tree Day events in your area.