Congratulations to the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners
06 March 2018
The Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards recognise and reward the community's projects, initiatives, programs or activities that have achieved, addressed or promoted and contributed to 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 (of any size), homes, individuals and community groups who were making a difference.
The 2018 winners of the Business and Development categories will announced soon.
Cornish College demonstrated leadership in practical environmental education across a broad range of sustainability themes to primary and secondary students through the Cornish College EcoCentre.
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 Hollow’s” 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”.