Vasta donates tree to student project

Moreton Bay College year seven student Amy Campbell took her class project to the next level when she contacted her local Member of Parliament to donate a tree to show how one small deed could make a big difference.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP visited the school on Tuesday (March 10) to personally deliver the donated tree to Amy, which will be planted on the school campus.

“Late last year Amy sent me an email because she has been researching deforestation as part of a class project,” Mr Vasta said.

“She organised a meeting with the school’s director of business and the groundsmen for permission and sent me an email asking for the tree donation.

“Amy requested a flowering tree to support animals on the school grounds with a place to live, to improve air quality and also to show other students what can happen when a young kid takes action to try and make a difference.”

Mr Vasta said Amy was an inspiration to her fellow classmates and encouraged the school to consider taking action to support the environment.

“I shared with the school how just last weekend we removed more than 2.5 tonne of rubbish from Bulimba Creek for Clean Up Australia Day,” Mr Vasta said.

“Every day we make a decision to improve our environment and I know Amy’s tree planting will inspire others to think about the environment and take action.”