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Living ASAP (As Sustainably As Possible)

Our long-term supporter Shirley the Bag Lady has created a video to encourage everyone to live ASAP = As Sustainably As Possible by joining the Eco-Schools program. Thank you, Shirley, you are such a great ambassador for our program!

February 28th, 2022|

Oxley Park Public School (NSW) receives award for going green

Penrith City Council congratulates Oxley Park Public School on being recognised as a leader in sustainability. Last week the school became the first in NSW to receive and raise its Green Flag – the top award given by the Eco Schools program, which is a branch of Keep Australia [...]

May 21st, 2021|

Oxley Park Public raises a “Green Flag” with environmental award

Oxley Park Public School is the first school in NSW to be awarded a prestigious Green Flag; a Keep Australia Beautiful Award through the Eco Schools Program that promotes environmental awareness through education. Department of Education Deputy Secretary, School Performance - South Murat Dizdar said it’s the highest recognition [...]

May 21st, 2021|

The Litter Less Campaign: Seven Years of Positive Change

The latest phase of the campaign reached 357,516 students from 546 schools across 15 countries and marks changes in students’ perceptions and behaviour about litter. In September 2018, the Litter Less Campaign will enter its eighth year and since its inception has engaged over 2 million students around the world. The [...]

September 10th, 2018|

The Litter Legends Campaign is back!!!

The Litter Legends Campaign Grants Program is back in 2018!!! Keep Australia beautiful is excited to announce that the Litter Legends Campaign will be back next year!!! The Litter Legends Campaign is an exciting global schools project to implement a project to reduce litter and improve recycling in their school [...]

October 17th, 2017|

Eco-Schools and Kids Teaching Kids

Kids Teaching Kids is a free, national, peer teaching program that uses the environment as a theme and focus for learning. Students of all ages find solutions to complex problems such as climate change, water, waste, conservation and energy. This is done through researching an environmental or social topic [...]

August 17th, 2017|

Steps Around Australia – Eco-Schools in Action

Parap Primary School – Sew Sustainable! Parap Primary School in Northern Territory are launching a Boomerang Bags project to reduce plastic bag waste in their community. Upcycling fabric scraps and cast-offs students honed their sewing skills to manufacture bags for use in the local community. Bags will be distributed to local [...]

August 16th, 2017|

2017 Litter Legend Grant Recipients Announced

20 Australian Eco-Schools have received seed grants of $500 to kick-start a litter management project in their school. The 2017 Litter Legends grants have been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Wrigley Company Foundation as part of the International Litter Less Campaign. The Litter Less Campaign aims [...]

August 15th, 2017|

Burnie Primary School Cleans Up

Well done to Burnie Primary School, Tasmania who have just been awarded their first Bronze Award. Choosing the litter and waste theme, the students reviewed the school’s waste management and found that there were no recycling facilities, with nearly 100kg of rubbish heading to landfill every school week. Their [...]

June 21st, 2017|

Attention All Eco Schools

Participate in the 2017 Eco-Schools Australia Wrigley’s Litter Legends Campaign, and receive $500 in seed grant funding to jumpstart a litter reduction and recycling campaign at your school. In 2017, Eco-Schools Australia, operated by Keep Australia Beautiful, is running the Litter Legends Campaign (LLC), (known internationally as Litter Less [...]

June 21st, 2017|

2017 YRE Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) competition winners. The YRE International Jury met in Denmark last month to decide who would take the top prizes in the field of photo, video and written journalism. You can view all winners here. Will 2018 see [...]

June 21st, 2017|

Burnie Primary School Cleans Up

Well done to Burnie Primary School, Tasmania who have just been awarded their first Bronze Award. Choosing the litter and waste theme, the students reviewed the school’s waste management and found that there were no recycling facilities, with nearly 100kg of rubbish heading to landfill every school week. Their [...]

June 21st, 2017|

2016 Eco-Schools Litter Legends Grants Recipients

The Eco-Schools Litter Legends Grants recipients for registered Eco-Schools have been announced. Grants of up to $500 have been awarded to 24 schools to assist Australian Eco-School committees complete a Litter Legends project. This project is funded by the Wrigley Company Foundation and contributes towards the International Litter Less Campaign. Peter McLean, [...]

April 17th, 2015|
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