ELEVEN Tasmanian schools are being supported by the Tasmanian Government through the Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmanian 2021 Sustainable Schools awards.
The awards provide funding to improve sustainability in schools and are supported by the Government, together with Hydro Tasmania and Mars Wrigley.
Schools could apply for up to a maximum of $,000. A record number of applications was received with many outstanding and innovative proposals.
The successful applicants include: Brighton Primary, Margate Primary, Mole Creek Primary, Ogilvie High, Kingston High, Latrobe Primary, Spreyton Primary, Huon High, Nixon St Primary, Huon Valley Home Schoolers and Meander Outdoor Ed.
The winning projects ranged from greenhouse infrastructure to worm farming, reducing waste and litter, regenerative agriculture, habitat protection and improving whole-of-school sustainability. Some schools included a business stream to their plans and others were more focused on raising awareness and learning new skills.
Hydro Tasmania provided additional sponsorship for the 2021 Sustainable Schools Awards which enabled more schools to receive financial support to achieve their sustainability goals. All successful schools will receive their funding during term 3 and report on the progress of their projects later in the year.
Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania has been empowering and educating local communities to care about the environment, minimise waste and litter and conserve resources for nearly 50 years.