City of Swan launches new Mobile Environmental Awareness unit


Student Thomas Dean (left) and classmate Emily Richards (foreground) with City councillor Cate McCullough waste education officer Kathryn Petersen (right).  �������d470497
Student Thomas Dean (left) and classmate Emily Richards (foreground) with City councillor Cate McCullough waste education officer Kathryn Petersen (right). �������d470497

THE City of Swan has launched its $23,000 Mobile Environmental Awareness unit to coincide with Earth Day.

The City launched the unit at Ellen Stirling Primary School last week during the school’s Earth Day celebrations.

The unit, which was designed and built in-house at the City of Swan depot, took about three months to build.

It will be taken to schools, shopping centres and community events to encourage sustainability and environmental awareness.

Mayor Mick Wainwright said the trailer would help educate people.

“This trailer is a great tool for the City and allows us to help educate young people about the benefits of recycling and living sustainably,” he said.

“The fact that it is mobile means we can reach more young people at more places, so it will really help the City spread the message further.”

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