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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
Access and Participation Project
Arthur Phillip High School
Sustainable gardens and worm farm
Ashcroft High School
Rejuvenation of vegetable garden, indigenous garden and use of produce
Canowindra High School
Organic Culinary Herb Garden
Dorchester Education and Training Unit
Whitten Kitchen Garden
Ebenezer Public School
Ebenezer Public School's Native Bee Habitat
Eden Public School
Nulliker Munda(Aboriginal for Twofold Bay Ground)
Fairfield Public School
Kellyville Public School
Guganagina Ngurang ( Kookaburra) Discovery Zone (Nesting Box and Pulley Feeding System)
Kinchela Public School
Indigenous Sensory Garden
Lismore High School
Watering system for front garden
Molong Central School
Primary School 'Chook Run'
The Grange Public School
No dig organic vegetable garden
Vincentia High School
VHS Support Unit Community FarmABILITY
Beresfield Public School
Outdoor Environmental & Cultural Learning Area
Glendale Technology High School
Maitland Grossmann High School
Creek Rehabilitation Project
Crookwell High School
Gilmore Primary School
Portables Playground senior garden
Wannlassa Secondary School
Year 7 Community Access Garden project
Parkwood Primary School
School Vegetable Garden