In Australia, we are already seeing this kind of mass extinction firsthand.
The Great Barrier Reef has undergone severe coral bleaching and will never recover.
The horrific state-wide bushfires in 2020, followed by the devastating floods were labelled a once-in-a-generation weather event. But terrible scenes like this are likely to leave their mark again in a much nearer future.
But it does not have to be this way.
As OOSH/OSHC leaders, we can help change these predictions.
It starts in our centres.
Through education and through play, we can help our children understand our current impact on the environment, and what we can do to change it.
Our children are the future.
What sort of world do you want them to live in?
This World Environment Day, Craft Crate urges you to speak to your OOSH/OSHC children and educate them. Motivate them. Inspire them.
For ways to initiate change, see our blog on Earth Day and how to be sustainable in your centre:
For more information on our current impact on the environment and ways you can help outside the centre see: