• Case Study: Community Litter Grant Rejuvenates Lalor Park Community Garden

    23/06/2015

    The Lalor Park Community Garden group applied for a Community Litter Grant in  2014 to improve Chifley Park, a public space in the Sydney suburb of Lalor Park which had fallen into disrepair and was attracting litter and graffiti. On a mission to make the park a more welcoming and usable place for locals to […]

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  • Case Study: Community Litter Grant Recipients, Jerilderie Tidy Towns

    23/06/2015

    Jerilderie Tidy Towns Committee was one of the successful applicants in the first round of the Community Litter Grants, run in 2014. Jerilderie is a popular stopping place for travellers on the road to or from Melbourne, and travellers passing through were found to be a common source of litter in the area. The local community […]

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  • Case Study: Community Litter Grants fund Clean Cemetery at Scarborough Wombarra

    22/06/2015

    The Friends of Scarborough Wombarra Cemetery – aka the ‘Gravediggers’ wanted to keep litter out of the local cemetery. Cemeteries are places which often gather litter in the form of plastic flowers and other ornaments which are left and, unfortunately, often end up picked up by the wind. Scarborough Wombarra Cemetery is on the coast, […]

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  • Case Study: First Appin Scouts use Community Litter Grant Funds to Engage Local Youth

    22/06/2015

    The First Appin Scouts were one of the recipients in our first year of running the Community Litter Grants, in 2014. They used the funds to not only clean up and prevent litter, but also to bring the community together, fostering a sense of ownership of their local park and neighbourhood. The grant was used […]

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  • NSW EPA Leadership Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

    17/06/2015

    Anyone who enjoyed some time off over the long weekend may recall that it was in celebration of the Queen’s Birthday. The occasion also saw the annual announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honour list, which this year includes two members of the NSW Environment Protection Authority for their services to the nation and environment. One […]

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  • Blue Stars Entries Closed

    27/05/2015

    The Blue Star Sustainability Awards have closed for submissions for 2015. In total we received 288 entries – an amazing turnout, especially for the first year of the new program. We’ve now entered the assessing and judging process – a tough task for our Award Team with so many amazing initiatives and innovative methods of […]

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