2016 Eco-Schools Litter Legends Grants Recipients

The Eco-Schools Litter Legends Grants recipients for registered Eco-Schools have been announced.

Grants of up to $500 have been awarded to 24 schools to assist Australian Eco-School committees complete a Litter Legends project. This project is funded by the Wrigley Company Foundation and contributes towards the International Litter Less Campaign. 

Peter McLean, CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association, who are the national operator of Eco-Schools, said “these grants help litter prevention on a global scale, and will be evaluated internationally.”

“This is the first time this international grant has been offered in Australia.”

Recipients will be undertaking projects that specifically tackle litter in their school and community. This could include:

  • Improve bin provision, locations and signage
  • Development of the school curriculum to enhance litter education
  • Whole school awareness campaign
  • An incentive scheme, with prizes for the tidiest classroom or yard
  • Adopt a local litter hotspot, get a team together to clean and improve it
  • Work with a community group like a fishing club or a surf lifesaving club to investigate litter impacts on local rivers or foreshore habitats
  • Work with a local business, design ideas for reducing litter from their product packaging or other business activities.

More information about the schools’ projects will become available on the Eco-Schools website or email info@eco-schools.org.au.

The Litter Less Campaign aims to reduce litter and affect long-term behaviour change among youth. Eco-Schools is a global program that has been running for 20 years internationally, and became an Australian program in 2014.

List of schools include:

StateLocal Council AreaSchool
NSWBallina Shire CouncilSt Francis Xavier’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Alstonville
Byron Shire CouncilBrunswick Heads Public School
Camden CouncilElderslie Public School
Mawarra Public School
Narellan Vale Public School
Campbelltown City CouncilAirds High School
Canterbury City CouncilCanterbury South Public School
Hornsby Shire CouncilHornsby Heights Public School
Leichhardt Municipal CouncilOrange Grove Public School
Lismore City CouncilBexhill Public School
St John’s College
Municipality of KiamaKiama Public School
Wollondilly Shire CouncilBargo Public School
NTCity of DarwinAlawa Primary School
Henbury School
Kormilda College
Nightcliff Primary School
Parap Primary School
Litchfield MunicipalityBerry Springs Primary School
QLDShire of ParooEulo State School
Cairns Regional CouncilCairns School of Distance Education
TASLatrobe CouncilPort Sorell Primary School
Launceston City CouncilLilydale District School

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