THE students she aimed to empower have helped an Emmanuel Catholic College teacher claim State-wide recognition for her efforts reducing waste.
Kylie Kingdon was named WA’s 2016 Waste Champion at the recent Infinity Awards, run during the recent Waste and Recycle Conference.
It was one of two awards heading back to the Success-based school
Ms Kingdon scooped the top award for her work introducing student-driven initiatives targeting recycling.
She said she would share the spoils with the staff and students who had supported the push to be more environmentally conscious.
Ms Kingdon’s nomination was put forward by two students keen for her to be recognised for the effort she put into the school and community.
She said the award was a number of years in the making, with the school working hard since 2013 on student driven projects to reduce waste and increase recycling.
“There are so many messages to give about dealing with waste but I think the most important one is that this is everyone’s problem to solve,” she said.
Proving how the school community had supported the push, Emmanuel also claimed the Waste Wise Schools category.