Round two eco grants awarded from the Teachers Environment Fund Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community 2014 Round two eco grants awarded from the Teachers Environment Fund 05 August 2014 05 August 2014 Round two eco grants awarded from the Teachers Environment Fund Sixteen schools across Australia have been awarded $24,812 of eco grants from the Teachers Environment Fund Round 2 award, published today. The Teachers Environment Fund is a grant that helps schools, TAFEs and CITs make their environmental projects a reality. Grants of up to $2,000 are given bi-annually to help schools with their environmental projects. The 168 winning schools comprise a total of 937 teachers and 9,949 students. Diverse projects include; a refugee vegetable garden, Aboriginal bush tucker program, frog pond marsh habitat, aquaponics systems, free range chicken coops, raised accessible vegetable beds garden and an upcycled native wildlife garden. "We believe teaching sustainability is as important as practising it. The more our next generation know how to look after the world now, the more we can all look forward to later. Through this programme, we are helping teachers ping their sustainability projects to life." “It’s a great way to get your students out of the classroom while keeping them totally engaged", said Teachers Mutual Bank CEO Steve James. Since the program launched in 2008 we’ve provided grants of $37,000 to 141 schools with a total of 7,400 teachers and 8,000 students. Teachers Environment Fund Round 2 Recipients, July 2014 School Area Project Grant Chester Hill High School NSW Refugee vegetable garden $1,946.00 Chifley College, Bidwill Campus NSW Native Garden and Frog pond/ marsh area $2,145.00 Elizabeth Macarthur High School NSW Sustainable vegetable production for Paddock to Plate $1,157.50 Epping North Public School NSW Rejuvenate the School Vege Patch $666.00 Jingili Primary School NT Upcycled Playground with Native plants to attract Wildlife $2,000.00 Oyster Bay Public School NSW The Accessible Garden $626.00 Peakhurst Public School NSW Chicken Coop $1,500.00 Southern Cross School Distance Education (SXDE) NSW Construction of an 'Outdoor Learning Place' as part of the SXDE northern rivers aboriginal education learning and support centre $2,200.00 Kellyville Public School NSW Guganagina Ngurang ( Kookaburra) Discovery Zone (Nesting Box and Pulley Feeding System) $1,997.00 Trangie Central School NSW Implementing Aboriginal Perspective Beyond Bush tucker $2,000.00 Wade High School NSW Wade High Tutorial Centre Sustainable Vegetable Patch $1055.35 Blakehurst High School NSW Australiana:Native Plant Garden $2,000.00 Francis Greenway High School Hunter Aquaponics for Sustainable living and reductions in energy consumption $2,000.00 Kincumber High School Hunter Aquaponics Project $2,000.00 Richardson Primary School ACT Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse $1,640.00 Applecross Primary School WA Free Range Chickens in the School Yard $2,000.00 Eden Hill Primary School WA Garden of Eden $1,523.20 The next round of Teachers Environment Fund grant applications will open in 2015. Learn more about the Teachers Environment Fund. Back to top.