Minister’s bush walk
Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’ambrosio saw first-hand how Stawell Cooinda Kindergarten children are being proactive in terms of waste removal during a visit to the centre.
Ms D’ambrosio participated in a ‘bush walk’ and rubbish pick-up alongside Labor candidate for Ripon Sarah De Santis, Northern Grampians Shire councillors Tony Driscoll, Murray Emerson and Kevin Erwin and chief executive Michael Bailey.
Cr Erwin said the kindergarten program not only taught children the right way to dispose of rubbish and waste, but also how rubbish could affect the environment.
He said the program instilled a sense of community pride.
“To hear the kids talk about the feelings of anger they had when first seeing the litter that had been left showed just how they are developing that community spirit and pride for where they live,” he said.