Local Sippy Downs residents Indi (9) and Lexi (7) Baker have taken what they learnt at a recent demonstration at Brightwater State School, where the girls attend and are doing their very best to help locals reduce their impact on the environment.
When we asked Indi how this all came about she stated “We had an environmental day at the school for year fours, we learnt all of these new, different ways to reuse and recycle things and my favourite one the one where we made t-shirts into bags, it just popped out to me because it was fun.”
After a bunch of practising on old shirts at home, there was not an old shirt in sight at the Bakers residence. This inspired Indi & Lexi’s mum Ebony to put a post up on a couple of local social media groups looking for local to donate some old shirts but instead, they had some locals contact them to convert their old t-shirts into fashionable shopping bags which gave then an idea.
With the recent change over from plastic to recycle bags for shopping the girls, thanks to enquiries from locals have decided to kick off a little entrepreneurial endeavour and are now offering local community members the opportunity to have their old t-shirts turned into shopping bags for a gold coin donation per shirt for their efforts.
If you have some old t-shirts that you would like turned into shopping bags, please contact Indi & Lexi’s mum Ebony via her Facebook profile linked below.
On behalf of the entire community, we would like to congratulate Indi and Lexi for not only their passion for the environment but for their efforts to inspire other locals to share in their love for a sustainable future so that together we can have the most significant impact possible.