Schools awarded $32,000 eco grants by Teachers Mutual Bank Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community 2014 Schools awarded $32,000 eco grants by Teachers Mutual Bank 15 May 2014 15 May 2014 Schools awarded $32,000 eco grants by Teachers Mutual Bank Twenty one schools across Australia have been awarded grants of up to $2,000 each from the Teachers Environment Fund Round 1 award, published today. Diverse projects include; a garden with access for students in wheelchairs, indigenous sensory garden, creating a native bee habitat, a kitchen garden for refugee students, a coral farm, a worm farm, a chook run, student garden club, and a creek rehabilitation scheme. The 21 winning schools comprise a total of 880 teachers and 8,870 students. 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. “We believe teaching sustainability is as important as practising it. Through the Teachers Environment Fund, we are helping teachers ping their sustainability projects to life. We want to support programs that give teachers practical ways to embed sustainability into students’ thinking—and hopefully have some fun along the way!” says Steve James, CEO of Teachers Mutual Bank. "We want the next generation to live in a better world. So we invest in social and environmental programs that help create positive change now for a better tomorrow". Since launching in March 2008 we have provided $344,000 of eco grants to 125 schools. On average the grants have touched schools with a total 6,467 teachers and 77,386 pupils. Learn more about the Teachers Environment Fund Teachers Environment Fund Round 1 Recipients, May 2014. School Area Project Grant Arranounbai School NSW Access and Participation Project $1,596 Arthur Phillip High School NSW Sustainable gardens and worm farm $1,800 Ashcroft High School NSW Rejuvenation of vegetable garden, indigenous garden and use of produce $2,200 Canowindra High School NSW Organic Culinary Herb Garden $1,950 Dorchester Education and Training Unit NSW Whitten Kitchen Garden $2,000 Ebenezer Public School NSW Ebenezer Public School's Native Bee Habitat $1,650 Eden Public School NSW Nulliker Munda(Aboriginal for Twofold Bay Ground) $1,780 Fairfield Public School NSW Kitchen Garden $630 Kellyville Public School NSW Guganagina Ngurang ( Kookaburra) Discovery Zone (Nesting Box and Pulley Feeding System) $1,997 Kinchela Public School NSW Indigenous Sensory Garden $1,373 Lismore High School NSW Watering system for front garden $700 Molong Central School NSW Primary School 'Chook Run' $1,159 The Grange Public School NSW No dig organic vegetable garden $1,429 Vincentia High School NSW VHS Support Unit Community FarmABILITY $2,200 Beresfield Public School Hunter Outdoor Environmental & Cultural Learning Area $1,401 Glendale Technology High School Hunter Coral Conservation $1,888 Maitland Grossmann High School Hunter Creek Rehabilitation Project $1,202 Crookwell High School ACT Refresh project $2,000 Gilmore Primary School ACT Portables Playground senior garden $1,507 Wannlassa Secondary School ACT Year 7 Community Access Garden project $909 Parkwood Primary School WA School Vegetable Garden $2,000 Back to top.