2021 Environment Day Awards

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Environment Day Awards

The 2021 Environment Awards celebrate initiatives and activities that our community members are implementing, across four award categories. And the winners are:

Local Sustainability

Andrew Crompton

Andrew works tirelessly as a volunteer at the Waterfall Gully site and gives so much time and incredible knowledge to other volunteers. He even provides extra hours when there are outstanding jobs needing attending. He is an inspiration due to his beliefs in the environment generally and we, as a group of Biodiversity volunteers, are so fortunate to have him as a leader and a font of knowledge.

Unsung Hero/es

Rotary Club of Burnside Inc.

In the early 1990s David Harvey a member of the Rotary Club of Burnside, initiated an environmental project in conjunction with the Burnside Council to revegetate a disused quarry and council rubbish dump within Chambers Gully Park.

During this project a strong relationship developed between the various Council representatives and members of the Rotary Club of Burnside and from this initial project spawned other projects:

  • revegetation of the Dashwood Gully rubbish dump
  • creation of a ‘Seed Bank’ to propagate seeds for indigenous understory plants that are considered threatened or in danger.
  • construction and installation of bird nesting boxes at Chambers Gully; and
  • construction of bird nesting boxes and habitat boxes for bats and possums.

Waste Innovation

Leabrook Quality Meats

This Leabrook butcher has been extremely proactive in waste management and sustainability, reducing plastic consumption by switching to compostable packaging where possible, and recycling shopping bags instead of providing new ones for customers.

Climate Change Challenge

Susan Marsden & Michael Szwarcbord

Susan and her partner Michael, who are both experienced gardeners, have in the past 15 years had to learn to adapt to the micro-climate and soils in their own locality and to address the impact of climate change.

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