Sydney’s Bellevue Hill Public School has received a $3500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant to introduce a new recycling initiative in their classrooms.
The school will now be able to install commingled recycling bins alongside existing paper and waste bins in all its classrooms.
“The school’s AWARES project (Anti-Waste, Always Recycling, Environmentally Sustainable) will help change how students, staff, their families think about how their waste impacts the world we live in,” NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said.
The NSW Government Eco Schools Grant Program aims to help give kids a hands-on environmental education in their schools.
Across NSW almost $260,000 in grants were awarded this year for projects due to commence in the first term of 2018, with 74 schools each receiving $3,500 to fund hands-on environmental education.