19 March 2015 Green Schools Grants Awarded

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19 March 2015 Green Schools Grants Awarded

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 since 2010.

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 Townley.

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.