Schools across the Mid Coast area have been encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW Environmental Trust’s Eco Schools grant program.
The program is designed to support and develop the passion of students to protect and learn about the environment.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said 80 grants worth $3500 each are now available.
“The NSW Environmental Trust Eco School Grants provide schools across NSW with the opportunity to deliver hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education.
“The grants can be used to support a variety of environmental projects from edible and sustainable eco-gardens, waste audits and learning about enhancing native habitat.
“I encourage educators and school communities to apply for one of the 80 grants which aim to promote environmental sustainability knowledge, values and behaviour,” Mr Bromhead said.
Taree High School received funding through last year’s round of grants for sustainable food supply education.
“Grants this year will be offered to student focused environmental management projects, including litter and waste reduction, water and energy conservation, bush regeneration, habitat improvement and food gardens,” Mr Bromhead said.
Applications close on Monday, June 18.
Schools can contact the Environmental Trust on 02 8837 6093, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au’grants/schools.htm for more information.
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