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Youth share value of environment in short film

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Project Green Book: Participants on the Green Book Bus Tour.

A project inspiring young people to take environmental action has been documented and showcased at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

The Green Book documentary premiered this week, highlighting eight months of participation by 370 of the region's youth.

Through innovative workshops, hands on learning experiences and speaking with industry professionals, the participants gained valuable insight into connecting with nature through the project.

Eight-year-old Elijah Richardson said being involved in Green Book had reinforced his love for protecting the environment.

“I got involved because I just wanted to do it and it was really fun,” Elijah said.

“It was a great experience for me because I feel much better and much more confident and more reason as to why I do what I do.”

As part of the project, school students were involved in tree planting workshops, participants attended tours of the region and also joined in on discussions with local environmental leaders about how to protect nature.

Green Book participant Libby Boas said she was pleased to see a project about protecting the environment promoted in Bundaberg and targeted towards young people.

“It was really uplifting to see stuff being done about it, to educate people in a fun way,” Libby said.

“It's also a bit sad to think that we need to do this still. It's bittersweet.

“And I hope that more people do realise that things are happening now as well as later and there isn't time to wait.”

The program was facilitated by Bundaberg Regional Council and funded through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and ABC Heywire Youth Innovation grants.

Watch the Green Book documentary

If you missed the premiere of the Green Book documentary you can watch it here:

Green Book Project Documentary

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