STAKE Hill resident Josiah Truss has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner in the 2017 Switch Your Thinking Young Re-inventor of the Year competition.
In recognition of his inspirational entry, he received a commendation from Switch Your Thinking and a $500 sustainability prize pack.
His efforts were further acknowledged during a morning tea at the Shire of Murray council chambers when he accepted a certificate of appreciation from Shire president David Bolt.
Josiah’s entry Rust in Peace incorporated an upcycled garden bed made out of a pre-loved bed frame and a worm farm which used an old toilet to compost “deposits.’
Cr Bolt said it was encouraging to see the proactive approach youth was adopting to living more sustainably and reducing waste to landfill.
The competition challenges young people to re-think waste.
This year, Young Re-inventor of the Year adopted a Gardens Alive theme and asked young people to reinvent rubbish to bring their garden to life.
The annual re-use program attracted 136 entries created by more than 400 young people across WA.