Christa Hubik, our 2019 Vice-Captain, is a passionate advocate for the environment both locally and globally. Christa’s activism caught the attention of the City of Yarra and she was profiled on their website as ‘Faces of Yarra’.
Christa was a founding member of Earth at Academy – a student group focussed on protecting our planet – attracting more than 30 student members. Launched in 2017 the work the group has done includes: Earth at Academy Hour, where for one hour per term, all lights, heating and air conditioning were turned off across the campus to save electricity. They have also created Academy branded reusable coffee cups and water bottles which are sold to staff, students and families. The profits have been used to buy a worm farm for the school.
“Our motto for Earth at Academy is the quote from Robert Swan: ‘The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.’”
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