Yarra Sustainability Awards
Celebrating innovation and community achievement
The Yarra Sustainability Awards celebrate the Yarra community’s innovative efforts towards environmental sustainability.
Whether it is forward-thinking architectural design that cuts energy use, a scheme to recycle food waste or something you have done in your own home or business, Council wants to hear about it and spread the word.
The transformative powers of community gardens were recognised at this year's Yarra Sustainability Awards.
Richmond Primary School teacher Nick Buckley was recognised with a 'Local Hero' award for transforming an unused corner of the school into a vegetable patch and community social hub.
Grants were sourced to purchase compost bins, construct a greenhouse and a shed, and install rain-water pipes for the school's garden, which also included a worm farm, pizza oven, and meeting spaces.
Meanwhile, public housing resident Dennis Troedel won the 'Home and Garden' award for his work in creating a community garden and compost hub in front of 18 public housing units in Stafford Street, Collingwood.
Both were presented with awards at a ceremony held on Thursday 22 August at Fitzroy Town Hall, hosted by Julia Zemiro.
More about the Awards night.
Community Sustainability Officer
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