FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday 6 March, 2003
POST DELIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL HERO
Thousands of posties will deliver a complimentary copy of an exciting new environmental program, Ollie Saves The Planet, to every school throughout Australia during March. Ollie is an animated character featured on a fun interactive CD-ROM and associated website designed to entertain children and motivate the community to protect the environment.
Produced by Sustain Ability International Pty Ltd, Ollie Saves The Planet introduces the concept of sustainability and encourages users to consider their actions in the areas of waste, water, energy, air and biodiversity.
“The program is action orientated and uses Ollie and his animated friends to create a learning environment that is challenging, interactive and entertaining,” explained Ms Jane Stewart, Director of Sustain Ability International. “It was developed in conjunction with a panel of educationalists, industry representatives and a team of multimedia specialists and meets curriculum requirements.”
Ollie Saves The Planet is aimed at 5 to 13 year-olds, their parents, teachers and community groups. It is a great resource for classroom activities and school projects with hours of interesting activities including games, puzzles, movies, case studies and more. A special section called 'Action Town' also highlights many examples of Australian organisations implementing sustainable programs.
“The program has been welcomed by Government leaders and preparations
are already in place to develop a similar program specifically for China
and Saudia Arabia,” added Ms Stewart. “After a recent presentation
at the White House, the United States has also shown a keen interest.”
Educators, students and parents can visit www.olliesworld.com to learn more about the CD-ROM and practical ways to implement environmental programs within their homes and schools.
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