BY BONNIE ARMSTRONG
Eight primary and high schools across in Lake Macquarie have received Environmental Awards in response to their conscious efforts in creating sustainability in schools.
Programs such as installing recycling pods, managing waste and landfill, and aquaponics systems have all been introduced to the students in order for them to gain skills of environmental care.
Sustainability Engagement Officer Pamela Baker says she thinks “it’s very important for them to learn how to recycle and how we can reduce waste to landfill”.
“That’s why it’s really good when schools implement these waste type systems, just so we can get our recycling right”.
This year’s awards were sponsored by Hunter Resource Recovery, Delta Electricity, Centennial Coal and Sanitarium.
2021 Lake Macquarie School Environment Awards winners
|Hunter Resource Recovery||Overall High School||St Mary’s Catholic College|
|Hunter Resource Recovery||Overall Primary School||Hillsborough Public School|
|Hunter Resource Recovery||Waste||Dudley Public School|
|Delta Electricity||Innovation||St John Vianney’s Public School|
|Delta Electricity||Ongoing Commitment||St Mary’s Primary Public School|
|Centennial Coal Mandalong||Natural Environment||Cooranbong Public School|
|Sanitarium||Energy||Awaba Public School|
|Lake Macquarie City Council||Encouragement||Biraban Public School|