Environmental Grants recipients 2019

Published: Wednesday, 10 July 2019 at 4:03:46 PM

The City of Vincent has awarded eight environmental grants to local organisations to continue current projects or kick start new ones that encourage community sustainability.

“Our environmental grants have doubled this year as we continue to see our local organisations strive to run in more sustainable ways, or help our community reduce waste and make positive local changes,” said Mayor Emma Cole. 

The recipients this year are Repair Café Perth, Transition Town Vincent, Leederville Toy Library, Perth Bike Hub, Mount Hawthorn Primary School and Leederville Cricket Club.

“When you see Repair Café mend a favourite jacket or the Leederville Toy Library rescue a special toy from landfill, it really reaffirms the importance of reuse and waste avoidance in our community. Helping a local Cricket Club reduce power bills through LED lighting also just makes good sense.

“These are small changes that really echo and support what the City of Vincent is trying to achieve through our draft Sustainable Environment Strategy,” she said.

The successful projects funded for 2019/20 are:

  • Continuing Repair Café sessions on the third Saturday of each month at Academy Café in the Mezz Shopping Centre.
  • Leederville Toy Library toy renewal and maintenance program to save toys being thrown away.
  • Mount Hawthorn Primary School students are planting Legacy Trees for future years in planters made from recycled materials.
  • A Pecha Kucha event by Perth Bike Hub to talk sustainable transport and public space design.
  • Leederville Cricket Club LED lighting upgrades.
  • Transition Town Vincent received more than one grant to host Community Movie Nights with a sustainability theme, purchase equipment for the Community Composting Station and produce free No Junk Mail Stickers.

“Congratulations to all of our Environmental Grant recipients this year. We hope the changes you make will also inspire others to do the same,” said Mayor Cole.

To find out more about the City’s Environmental grants visit vincent.wa.gov.au or call 9273 6000.

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