Educating our children is a key ingredient in the recipe to save our earth.
Climate Crisis and the Arts
Education groups are invited to attend the FREE one-day event, Climate Crisis & the Arts on Friday 11 March at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden as part of the 22 Adelaide Festival program.
The event will be a mixture of performances and forum discussions focusing on the arts and cultural sector response to the climate crisis. The creation of an upcycled plastic installation, spoken word poetry performances and conversations with leading environmental activists such Damon Gameau, Tiahni Adamson - First Nations youth environmental activist and sustainability advocate and Montaigne / Jessica Alyssa Cero – Musician and Climate activist. Full program to be released early February.
Your students can be part of this program!
British actor, Fehinti Balogun created a film
“Can I Live?. This 60minute film charts the journey of this young black man as he shares his personal journey in the climate fight. Originally from Nigeria, he explores the global impact of climate change and how  being from a colonised country he is not always included in the conversation. He tells his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and scientific facts.
Working either individually or as a group students can then develop their own creative response to the climate crisis using,
Can I live? as inspiration. It could be as a poem, hip hop dance or music, spoken word performance, a short story anything goes, the only limit is imagination – and to fit into a 15-minute time slot. 
Fehinti will be streamed in from the U.K. for an ‘in conversation’ with a First Nations youth activist, exploring the themes of storytelling, activism, self-expressions and where the climate emergency and social justice meet linked to an Australian context from a First Nations perspective around caring for country and the regenerative journey towards a better future.  
The selected student/s presentation will be performed on stage in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden and as part of Fehinti’s live stream from the UK and his ‘in conversation session’.
Deadline for the performance brief is 24 February. To register, find out more and/or gain access to
Can I live?  Please  Email:

The future of Single Use plastic? Have your say

Have you say about the future of single use plastic. The SA government is seeking feedback on single-use plastic products, and what single use plastic products should be considered for future intervention.
More specifically, they want to know how to address the impacts associated with single-use plastic products, which are largely intended for disposal after only one use.
SA was the first state in Australia to ban single-use plastic bags in 2009 and went on to prohibit single use plastic items like plastic straws and cutlery in March 2021. SA South will also be prohibiting polystyrene items like cups, bowls, plates and ‘clamshell’ containers and all oxo-degradable products from March 1, 2022.
Learn more and
have you say 

Buy less, choose well, make it last.

Make a worm farm from broccoli boxes
Equipment needed; Two Styrofoam broccoli boxes, one lidded, small pieces of shade cloth, small bucket, compost, pea straw or shredded newspaper, compost worms, hessian bag. Optional: tap for draining worm juice. Tool for making holes
  1. Make about 10 holes in the bottom of box one.
  2. Line with shade cloth- this prevents worms from getting through
  3. Layer with 5-6mls compost
  4. Then layer with pea straw or shredded newspaper. A good thick layer, about 20mls
  5. Soak really well
  6. Put in worms, about 500
  7. Place food scraps on top and put on lid
  8. Place on top of box 2. It is optional to put a tap in box 2 to collect worm juice
  9. In summer cover foods scraps with a hessian bag that you wet every few days to keep worms cool
  10. Place in a shade area. Worms do not cope with dry
  11. Do not feed citrus or onion. No meat products. No cheese.
  12. Worm juice can be collected by lifting off box 1 and pouring juice into a bucket or using the tap if you have installed one. Worm juice should be diluted at a rate of 1 part to 10 parts water.
  13. Castings are collected from under worms. Use castings sparingly in pot plants or add to your compost.
Hot Summer Garden Tips
Here are some reminders for maintaining your gardens during hot weather.
  • Mulch, mulch, mulch. Use plenty of mulch: mulching is vital during hot weather
  • Protect plants from from wind and sun. Portable shade cloth works well.
  • Move pot plants into shade.
  • Give your plants a good soak and check that the soil is getting wet right down to the roots.
  • Water early as much as possible, especially avoid the middle of the day when its hottest.
  • Boost trace elements by adding a seaweed product when you are watering.
  • There is still time to plant sun lovers like capsicum, cucumber and tomato. Try to plant on a cooler day and protect the young seedlings in the those first weeks.
Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm.
 Its about doing more good.

Jochen Zeisz
The world is not ours, the earth is not ours. It's a treasure we hold in trust for future generations.
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