Helping schools wipe out waste for good

Monday, 19 November 2018

Council is offering primary and secondary schools in Moonee Valley the chance to reduce their expenses and wipe out waste once and for all.

Wipe out Waste, in its second year, provides free expert advice, curriculum support and resources to help schools reduce waste and encourage students to actively participate in environmentally friendly activities.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said children play a key role in building a greener future.

“Wipe out Waste is a fantastic chance for schools to show the way and also provides the opportunity for students to learn more about the importance of preserving our environment,” Cr Sharpe said.

“Programs like these also encourage children to lead the way at home, sharing their learnings at school to change habits within their families to further reduce waste.”

Schools participating in the program will receive:

• Litter and waste audits
• Waste incursions delivered by CERES Environment Park
• Professional development opportunities for staff
• Expert assistance to develop a waste action plan
• A $1,000 grant to deliver the waste action plan
• An invitation to a graduation ceremony

Portfolio holder for Planning and Environment Cr Nicole Marshall said Council was aiming to build on the success of the inaugural program.

“Twelve schools took part in the first year of the program, achieving some amazing results by not only saving money, but by significantly reducing the amount of waste they produce,” Cr Marshall said.

Wipe out Waste is open to all Moonee Valley schools, however places are limited. Apply at mvcc.vic.gov.au/wipeout by Friday, 21 December, 2018. Schools that participated last year are not eligible.

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

Last updated: Monday, 26 November 2018, 3:13 AM