Congratulations are in order for year 5 and 6 students of the Yeronga State School after their Green Team bagged the 2019 Clean Schools Award, Primary School division, at the Brisbane’s Cleaner Suburbs Awards.
Yeronga State School’s team bested finalists from Morningside State School and Aspley East State School in coming up with environmental initiatives to reduce and manage waste, as well as educate other students and the community.
The kids won $350 for their efforts from CitySmart, Brisbane City Council’s Sustainability Agency. They were honoured in a ceremony held on Thursday, the 17th of Oct 2019, at the Brisbane City Hall with the Lord Mayor Councillor Adrian Schrinner.
Yeronga State School Green Team deserved the honours after working hard to brainstorm, plan and establish their ideas. Some of these initiatives included:
- Clean up your School Day
- Nude Food Day
- classroom recycling and composting
- reducing plastic at the tuck shop
The winners of Brisbane’s Cleaner Suburbs Awards were chosen by a panel of judges after qualifying for the online nominations. They were Louise Dudley, the CEO at Queensland Urban Utilities, Rebecca Gilling, the Deputy CEO at Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, and James Bulinski, the CEO at CitySmart.
Read the full list of winners for 2019 here.