Have you got what it takes to become a champion?

Monday, 7 January 2019

Moonee Valley City Council is on the lookout for a new bunch of environmental superheros who are keen to develop local projects through the free Sustainability Champions program.

The program offers participants 10 weeks of training, field trips, group activities, ongoing project support and more.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said the program had a range of benefits.

“Our community has some magnificent ideas and we know they are really enthusiastic about making Moonee Valley a more sustainable place to live,” Cr Sharpe said.

“Not only does this program give residents the opportunity to rollout some of these ideas, it’s also a wonderful chance to meet like-minded people and develop your leadership, communication and project management skills.”

Portfolio holder for Planning and Environment Nicole Marshall said last year’s participants produced fantastic results.

“Our 2018 Champions hit the ground running and developed some wonderful projects such as the Moonee Valley Repair Café, facilitating children’s eco incursions and workshops through Earth Crusaders, and launching the Clean Green Sharing Machine online bulk buy group,” Cr Marshall said.

“The Sustainability Champions program empowers people to make a positive change in our community and we are proud to support them in developing the skills they need to make their sustainability ideas a reality.”

Applications for the 2019 Sustainability Champions program close at 5pm on Friday, 22 February. Visit our Sustainability Champions page or call 9243 8888 to apply or to find out more.

Contact for journalists:
Sarah Schwager, Media Advisor
Phone: 03 9243 8813; Mobile 0447 517 177; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:59 PM