Easy being green
SUSTAINABLE LIVING AWARDS
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.