The 2015 Coffs Harbour City Council Green Schools
Environmental Sustainability Grants program attracted 23 high quality
applications from early childcare centres and primary and secondary schools
within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area.
Funded through the Environment Levy, a total of 13 schools
and centres have been awarded grants of up to $2,000, to implement projects
that will improve the sustainability of the school or local environment. The
grants program has been a huge success story, thanks to the commitment of local
school leaders, with 84 projects being funded and over 6,500 students engaged
Early childhood centres that were successful in this round
of funding include Family Links Centre, Gamumbi ECEC, Gumnut Cottage, Lower
Bucca Preschool, Pied Piper Preschool Mullaway and Treehouse Early Years
learning centre. Crossmaglen, Karangi, Kororo, Nana Glen, Sandy Beach, Sawtell
and Upper Orara Public Schools were the successful primary schools.
Passionate teachers from these schools and more have joined
the newly established Sustainable Schools Network. The network - initiated at
the request of local teachers and educators - was launched on Tuesday March 17
at the Coffs Regional Community Garden, by Deputy Mayor Councillor Sally
Forming an integral part of Coffs Harbour City Council’s
Green Schools Environmental Sustainability program, the network aims to support
local teachers and educators and help them build their capacity as
sustainability leaders in our school communities.
The network meets each term To register your interest, or for more information or
call Council on 6648 4645.