Sutherland Dianella PS to benefit from environmental projects grant

Sutherland Dianella PS to benefit from environmental projects grant

SUTHERLAND Dianella Primary School will be among the beneficiaries of almost $40,000 in State Government grants for environmental projects.

Yesterday the State Government announced 13 schools will receive more than $37,000 in grants for projects to decrease waste, improve recycling and provide waste-related education under the Government’s Waste Wise Schools program.

Sutherland Dianella PS will receive $2200 to educate students, staff and parents and recycle organic matter using worm farming and composting.Environment Minister Stephen Dawson the program “helps schools set up projects and provides resources aimed at changing attitudes and behaviours to achieve sustainable waste management”.

“It also increases students’ awareness and education on the benefits of waste avoidance, reuse and recycling,” adding that this would help the government achieve its target of diverting 65 per cent of municipal solid waste generated in Perth metropolitan region from landfill by 2020.

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