Prime Minister of Tasmania – Improving sustainability on World Environment Day


June 5, 2022

Roger Jaensch, Minister of Education, Children and Youth

The Liberal Government of Tasmania is committed to protecting our unique environment, reducing waste and creating a circular economy, and taking action on sustainability and climate change. But we’re always looking for innovative ways to do more.

Initiatives such as the 2022 Keep Australia Beautiful Australia Sustainable Schools Grant Program (KABTas) play an important role in educating and engaging the next generation of leaders on improving sustainability, as well as harnessing their creativity and ideas for our environment.

Celebrated annually on June 5, World Environment Day encourages awareness and action for environmental protection and it is a privilege to announce the 15 grant winners on this important day.

Congratulations to Bayview and King Island Secondary Schools, Huonville, East Derwent, Latrobe, Molesworth, Montagu Bay, Strahan and Windermere Primary Schools, North West Christian School and North West Support School, St Marys College plus two learning centers for children and families, Break O’Day and Burnie.

Selected from a strong group of 33 competing schools, most of the schools that received funding want to improve their gardening, composting and recycling facilities.

Innovation was also a strong point among recipients, with students at Flinders Island District High School set to learn beekeeping and North West Christian School setting up worm farms.

I would also like to thank Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania and program sponsor Hydro Tasmania for their work and dedication to improving sustainability in schools and this program.

We look forward to seeing the progress of these activities with successful schools expected to report on the progress of their projects later in the year.

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