11-year-old Cooran State School mates George Facer and Carter Mason are gaining huge attention with their eco-friendly initiative.
11-year-old Cooran State School mates George Facer and Carter Mason are gaining huge attention with their eco-friendly initiative.

Coast boys take the eco-friendly world by storm

A duo of young Coast eco-warriors are attracting the attention of some big names as they join the fight for a cleaner future.

Cooran State School mates George Facer and Carter Mason share a common goal.

They want to see a huge reduction in single use plastic on the Sunshine Coast.

Kids pick up pieces of beach plastic scourge

The boys last year participated in the Minister’s Climate Challenge where they presented their eco-friendly tourist pack concept to the former US Vice President Al Gore, Minister Environment Leeanne Enoch and Atlassian co-founder and Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes.

The goal of the eco-friendly tourist pack initiative, otherwise known as EPAC, is to reduce the reliance on single-use plastics.

The EPAC is complete with collapsible water bottle, coconut bowl, wooden cutlery, reusable coffee cup and full-size beach towel.
The EPAC is complete with collapsible water bottle, coconut bowl, wooden cutlery, reusable coffee cup and full-size beach towel.

The EPAC includes a collapsible water bottle, coconut bowl, wooden cutlery, reusable coffee cup and full-size beach towel.

“We’re really passionate about solving climate change and waste – instead of just talking about the problem we wanted a real solution, so we started the EPAC,” George said.

With the support of 2040 and That Sugar Film filmmaker Damon Gameau, the Coast primary school students have created a two-minute video outlining their project.

To watch the video and support the boys and their campaign go to the website.


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