Warringah Council's Green with Env-E project won the 2009 Keep Australia Beautiful Environmental Education Award. Green with Env-E is an interactive online sustainability training program for local council staff. TAFE Northern Sydney Institute is now planning to roll out this course to other Councils across New South Wales.
Former Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Carmel Tebbutt, presented the award at the Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Dinner on 13 August 2009 at Paddington Town Hall.
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW's Sustainable Cities program recognises outstanding environmental initiatives by local government, community groups, businesses, schools, individuals and registered clubs that raises the awareness of environmental issues affecting urban areas. The Environmental Education Award is sponsored by DECCW and recognises education programs tackling environmental issues in urban areas, such as waste management, conservation and water protection.
The runner up of the Environmental Education Award was Holroyd City Council for its project 'Creating Sustainable Housing Communities' that reduced waste and energy and water use, and improved biodiversity.
For more information about Keep Australia Beautiful's Sustainable Cities program visit www.kab.org.au/what-we-do/sustainable-cities