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Environmental Excellence Awards PDF Print E-mail

Courtney Bailey and Principal Ian Graham
Courtney Bailey and Mullumbimby Principal Ian Graham*

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Ellyssa McGinley at the Ballina HS native plants garden*

website size dorrigo 24nov11.jpg Teegan Ellis at the Dorrigo agriculture plot*

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Maddy Braddon advertising the Climate Change Action Group with fellow group members*
Congratulations to the 2016 Environmental Excellence Award Winners!

Edward Hubbard, Grade 9, Murwillumbah High School

Edward is our Regional Leadership Award winner this year. This award is provided to the student who excelled amongst all the other school award winners. Way to go, Edward!

This year, Edward has been conducting a food waste audit of his school in order to deermine how much food is thrown out. He has collected food waste bins every day to determine the amount of food that is wasted. Edward is devising and implementing strategies that will be used throughout the school to reduce the amount of food that is wasted. He is planning on setting up a composting system as well as constructing a three bin waste system. He has also reporting to the student body about the amount of food that is waste. Edward has also presented workshops and films to the student bodies and SRC.

Winners from each of the high schools are:

Bella Rubbo-Fairbairn, Byron Bay HS, Yr 9

Bella has played an instrumental role in getting a waste free newsletter for her school off the ground. She has both contributed articles and graphics. She is an engaged and articulate student. She has shown great commitment to working towards a better future.

Benjamin Soden Maclean HS, Yr 11

Benjamin has committed his time to working for the State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service as a volunteer. Benjamin is committed to servicing his community. He is on call and is regularly required to assist the local community. He has also been a RFS Volunteer mentor for RFS Cadet Program 2016.

Kai Prikulis, Nimbin Central School, Yr 8

Kai has been an active participant in the EcoSchools project. He shows great dedication to environmental causes. He has demonstrated full engagement and participation in Ecoschools project where student help to regenerate a rainforest remnant. He is aware of environmental issues facing Australia and the world.

Damon Cook, Richmond River High Campus, Yr 10

Damon helped with Schools National Tree Planting day by planting and maintaining bush tucker trees. He has participates in agricultural work around the school.

Elkan Novak, Richmond River High Campus, Yr 7

More info here.

* All photographs are from previous year winners. We are waiting for current winners to send us photos of their endeavours! If you are one of the 2015 WINNERS, please email us your photo NOW : )

Reconnecting to Country - INSPIRATIONAL!! PDF Print E-mail
Roy Gordon Reconnecting to Country Congratulations to all involved on an excellent completion of the Reconnecting to Country project!  Community working groups and Aboriginal elders gathered for a 'Grand Tour' of all of the six 'special places' created by this project. Cultural events were held at Wilsons Creek, Bangalow Park, Dorrobee Grass, Rosebank, Corndale and Slaters Creek North Lismore and celebrated local ecological and cultural regeneration projects. The three year project was funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, implemented by local community volunteers in the Wilsons River catchment and managed by Sustainable Futures Australia, Rous Water and Widjabul people of the Bundjalung Nation.

Click here for a map of all project sites.
For more detailed information about the Reconnecting to Country project, follow this link.