Eco-Cubby aims to raise awareness and bring sustainability issues and thinking into communities. The project provides the opportunity for young people to work with their community in the design of a cubby house embracing concepts of sustainable living – function, materials, shelter, enclosure, and resources.
Eco-Cubby can be delivered in a number of different ways – as part of the Annual Program, as an Exhibition, Workshop and Event, or through use of these Eco-Cubby Project Resources.
The following is the work of the wonderfully talented students of Tarwin Lower Primary School. The school is located in Tarwin Lower; a small community located on the banks of the Tarwin River, 5 kilometres east of the popular coastal resort of Venus Bay and under an hour’s drive from the heart of Wilsons Promontory National Park. A perfect location for an Eco-Cubby.
The above is a list of some of the wonderful ideas that the children have come up with for their Eco-Cubby. It sounds so exciting.
Look below to see the amazing drawings of these incredible talented creative individuals. These drawings are beautiful. I can’t wait to meet them all during my visit to Tarwin Lower Primary School later this month.
Solutions grow from place:
Ecological design begins with an intimate knowledge of a particular place. Therefore, it is small-scale and direct, responsive to both the local conditions and local people. If we are sensitive to the nuances of place, we can inhabit without destroying.
Van der Ryn, S. & Cowen, S. Ecological Design (Washington, Island Press, 1996), pg 57.
Eco-Cubby is about the relationship between humans and the natural world: the way in which we make our physical environment. As humans, our use of buildings has a major impact on the planet. The environments we create for ourselves have a significant impact on the way we live in and experience the world. An important goal of the Eco-Cubby project is to make students aware of their role in the creation of our environments and the ramifications of the design decisions we make as individuals and as a community. (an extract from the Eco-Cubby Resource Kit)