SEEDS of sustainability have sprouted at Mundubbera P-10 and earned the school national recognition.
Mundubbera picked up the Young Legends award for the school’s sustainability initiatives at the National Tidy Towns Awards.
Principal Peter Townsend said students should feel proud about winning the award, last Friday.
The sustainability initiatives have become a “natural part of the school” and provided students with leadership opportunities, he said.
Older students have taken younger students under their wings and taught them the skills and beauty of gardening.
“I think this award will show them that the effort that they are putting into sustainable practices is being acknowledged and celebrated,” Mr Townsend said.
“It is a great reflection of the hard work that has been done by people, such as facility officer Steven Crofts, to make the school sustainable.”
Mundubbera P-10 was still striving to improve its sustainability practices and have won a submission though BIEDO grant angels.
The school will further reduce its carbon footprint through increased water capture, increased solar power infrastructure and improved recycling capabilities.
As well as picking up the Young Legends award, Mundubbera was also highly commended for Community Action and Partnerships. The town earned the commendation for its work with BlazeAid during the 2013 floods.
Community groups from Mundubbera supported BlazeAid by providing meals at the red shed.
TOWNPRIDE: Cr Faye Whelan and Mayor DonWaugh accept the National Tidy Towns Young Legends award for Mundubbera.