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Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards 2018

Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards 2018

09 March 2018

The Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards recognise and reward the community's efforts to improve environmental sustainability in our great municipality.

The 2018 winner and finalists in the Community category were announced at the Sustainability Festival on Sunday 4 March 2018. This category recognised schools, homes, individuals and community groups who are making a difference.

Cornish College was named the winner of the Sustainable Community Award, for demonstrating leadership in practical environmental education across a broad range of sustainable themes to primary and secondary students through the Cornish College EcoCentre.

The finalists, who were also recognised at the Festival, include:

Noble Park Community Garden Club For bringing together residents from various backgrounds and age groups, to share their knowledge and mentor one another, with the aim of promoting gardening and other sustainable practices.

Athol Road Primary School For the introduction of their “Closing the Loop” waste initiative, which takes proactive action to reduce the school’s waste to landfill through the introduction of a range of new bins aimed at promoting recycling of paper, plastics, organics, batteries and e-waste.

Lyndale Greens Primary School For efforts in reducing waste to landfill at the school through a range of education programs and activities aimed at empowering students across all year levels.

William Kwan and John Hayman For enhancing food production and pollination of vegetation to the local region through installation of a bee-hive at the Springvale Community Garden.

Carers of Africa For the introduction of the “Sleep Well Project” – An initiative that diverts plastic bag waste to landfill by converting un-used plastic bags into blankets and pillows for Melbourne’s homeless community.

Dandenong West Primary School For their contribution to enhancing the local biodiversity of Fotheringham Reserve through student participation and collaboration as part of their “Habitats for Hollows” project.

Resurrection Primary School For efforts to reduce waste to landfill at their school through a range of measures led by students and educators though their initiative, the “resurrection reduce and recycle program”.

Finalists and winners of the Healthy Waterways Video Competition were also announced at the Festival.

Springvale sisters Amina and Haleema Aamir took home the major prize of $1000 for their video titled It’s Really Simple.

Finalists included:

Rameen Khan and Jaslynn In for a video titled Healthy Waterways in Greater Dandenong.

Kynan Mu for a video titled The Waterways Report.

Numan Seyit for a video titled Destiny, Preserving our Waterways.

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