Why Transition needs more kids.

Last Saturday, me and my Mum went to the Region of Waterloo’s Eco Fest to represent Transition KW and to have fun.

I was in charge of running the crafts. There were many kids interested in making bird feeders out of milk or juice cartons. Everyone’s craft looked fantastic and unique. It was a great way to recycle the cartons, have fun and do something good for Nature.

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I think it’s important for families to get involved in Transition KW, to teach kids how to be part of a community adapting to climate change. It’s also chance for us kids to remind adults how to be delighted and excited by Nature and the outdoors.

This is our future. When we grow up we want clean air and water, natural food, healthy plants and animals and a safe, caring community. If we all work together now, we could have the future we all want.

Nicole, aged 11.

Transition Families is a new sub-group of Transition KW, focused on bringing together families interested in low-carbon living. Activities will include nature hikes, organic gardening, recycled crafts, tree planting, environmental games, eco tours and festivals. For more info, email resilientcommunities@transitionkw.ca

Our next event is a bat hike at the Huron Natural Area on June 22, 8pm, facilitated by John Shea of the Kitchener Natural Areas Program.  Register to attend at http://transitionfamilieshike.eventbrite.ca/. Hope to see you there!

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