The annual Whitehorse Sustainability Awards recognise and celebrate individuals, schools, businesses and community groups within the Whitehorse community for their efforts in leading and promoting sustainable lifestyles.
The winners for the 2015 Sustainability Awards were:
The Lambert Household
The Lambert household are putting many permaculture principles into place including a greenhouse, bee hive, poultry, pond, insect hotels, gabion wall, wicking bed, capillary watering table and a two-bay compost system. More than 50 types of vegetables, herbs, fruit and indigenous species are being grown.
Poon Chiong Household
Lam YS Household
Weeden Heights Primary School
Weeden Heights Primary School’s Kitchen Garden program involves students in the growing, harvesting and preparation of food. The school’s extensive gardens feature raised vegetable beds, a chicken coup, composting bays, fruit trees, rainwater tanks and a kitchen for preparing produce grown. Also, there is strong involvement by parents and the wider community.
Rangeview Primary School
RSPCA VictoriaRSPCA Victoria has installed a sub-surface wetland system at its Burwood site. The system is capable of recycling the majority of water used on a daily basis to wash dog kennels. The system demonstrates outstanding sustainability and innovation.
Wattle Park Green Grocer
The McDonald household’s home demonstrates extensive environmentally sustainable design features including solar hot water and photovoltaic systems, LED lights, double glazed windows, shaded north and west windows and a rainwater tank.
Nunawading Christian College Nunawading Christian College’s Prep to Year 2 building has been retrofitted with many environmentally sustainable design features including passive design, skylights, daylight sensors, recycled floor materials, rainwater tanks and stormwater harvesting.
Kenton Johanson Kenton has made an outstanding contribution towards raising awareness and knowledge of sustainability among his family, friends, students and wider community.
Nadrasca Farm provides employment, training and support services to people of all abilities in a rural setting. Nadrasca also aims to reduce its ecological footprint by initiatives such as planting and protecting native vegetation and installing rainwater tanks.
Slater Community Garden
Whitehorse Urban Harvest Swap
For more information on the Whitehorse Sustainability Awards, contact Council’s Sustainability Team on 9262 6333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about winners from previous years, please click on the following PDFs: Sustainability Awards - 2014 Winners (589.85kB) Sustainability Awards - 2013 Winners (794.95kB) Sustainability Awards - 2012 Winners (1.46MB) Sustainability Awards - 2011 Winners (481.54kB)
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