The Courier-Mail: Headstart 21 Feb
Bright ideas on energy
The Courier-Mail, Headstart, 21 February 2012
The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All to
promote a future world in which energy is accessible, cleaner and more efficient.
Green Cross Australia, CSIRO and the Clean Energy Council have partnered to create Future Sparks, an initiative that brings the latest sustainable green energy solutions to students in the classroom.
The website futuresparks.org.au has been constructed to bring the buzz and excitement from the clean energy industry into the classroom, and a video and persuasive writing competition gives students the chance to flex their creative muscle and take part in the very big conversation that is taking place about the future of our energy supply.
The Future Sparks website provides core information on climate change science, clean energy options and emerging technology. A multitude of links, videos and games will enable students to explore this sphere of scientific endeavour.
Future Sparks is compatible with the Australian Curriculum, particularly with English and science and the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability.