Eight-year-old Kate Potter and nine-year-old Brooke Williams get their hands dirty with a worm farm.
Eight-year-old Kate Potter and nine-year-old Brooke Williams get their hands dirty with a worm farm.

Hundreds support Energy Saving Day

ANYONE concerned about the environment would have been heartened at the weekend as hundreds of Rose City residents supported Energy Saving Day.

Condamine Headwaters Landcare co-ordinator Catherine Potter said within the first hour the event had attracted 400 visitors, with people eager to learn about the environment.

“We are really happy with the number of people and the level of interest we have received,” Mrs Potter said.

“People have been commenting on how great it was to have an activity like this in Warwick.”

The winners of the World Environment Day song competition were announced with Warwick Central State School (WCSS) Year 6 class placing first, WCSS Year 6/7 and Year 7 class tying for second and third place going to Warwick East State School Year 7 class.

“The songs were amazing; the ideas they put into it were great. It was incredibly hard to judge,” Mrs Potter said.

The film competition showcased talented Rose City youth with two prizes awarded to Emily McKechnie for her Everest Road Environmental Park road documentary and to Warwick State High School students for their parody of Prank Patrol.

There were plenty of activities to keep children amused at the event as they sported face painting and created environmentally friendly pot plants from newspaper.

Landcare members were overwhelmed by the support they received as they weren’t sure what to expect for the first event, which was funded by the Federal Government.

There were 17 stalls present on the day to help residents reduce their carbon footprints and Mrs Potter said the support showed attitudes were changing.

“There is certainly a lot of interest. I think people are looking for ideas for ways they can run their homes and properties better and this event gives them this opportunity,” Mrs Potter said.



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