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Lets Plan It!


Don't wait for the adults, make a change yourself.



  • Decide on a problem to fix
  • Make a list of things you could do to help
  • Talk about the best idea with others
  • Start working on it
  • Record what you do (take photos / video)
  • Email Green Cross Australia and tell others how it went.



Talk to your teacher and with your friends - you could work on some of these ideas together.

  • Start a worm farm and compost all of the food scraps from lunches
  • Make a music video that teaches people how to recycle
  • Do some fundraising for bike racks, solar powered bubblers or to foster an animal
  • Research local endangered species and make leaflets for your community explaining how to protect them
  • Get your tuckshop green - does it sell healthy, locally made food?
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Community service organisations can help you! Groups like Rotary, Lions, Apex and Zonta have members who all have incredible skills from their working lives. Each organisation has clubs across Queensland.


They can offer your school excellent advice and might even help you to get your projects started.


Ask your teacher to help you to get in contact with them. Green Cross can help you too!

All you need to start are your ideas, a group of friends (maybe your diary buddies) and a shady tree to meet under.


Brainstorm all the things your group could do to help (use ideas from this diary), write them down and arrange a meeting with your school Principal to get started. Ask a teacher to help your group.

You too can get involved...

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The Diary

The Diary

Learning about environmental problems and what part our actions play in them is important so that we can make wise choices in how we live our lives. Find out what you can do right now that will make a difference forever!


The Green Lane Diary is a curriculum linked education program designed by environmental educators to help 8-13 year old children become aware of the stresses our planet confronts and how sustainable living can make a difference.

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Green Land Diary - a Greencross Australia project

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