Easy be­ing green

SUS­TAIN­ABLE LIV­ING AWARDS

Stirling Times - - Opinion -

SCHOOLS, com­mu­nity groups, busi­nesses and res­i­dents have been recog­nised for mak­ing the City of Stir­ling more sus­tain­able.

There were 16 win­ners at the City’s re­cent Liv­ing Green Awards, in­clud­ing Sophia Bell (10) who cre­ated a free li­brary on a street verge, and David Hynes for sav­ing as many trees as pos­si­ble while re­de­vel­op­ing his lot. Com­mu­nity groups Joon­danna Com­mu­nity Gar­den and Beach Not Bi­tu­men were recog­nised, along with Takari, Bo­yare and Cool­binia pri­mary schools.

The ‘art to in­spire’ award cat­e­gory was won by Bal­catta Se­nior High School and Vir­ginia Casey, who makes art from rub­bish col­lected from lo­cal beaches and dis­plays them at schools to ed­u­cate chil­dren about waste re­duc­tion.

Casey said it was great to re­ceive the award.

“Not only do I love re­mov­ing the debris from our beaches and sav­ing wildlife, I also en­joy the colours it makes in my art,” she said.

“I’m en­joy­ing show­ing these pieces to school classes who en­joy see­ing some­thing creative while learn­ing about sus­tain­abil­ity.”

Liv­ing Green Award win­ners.

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