keep-australia-beautiful.jpgKeep Australia Beautiful Week 24 - 31 August is a time to raise awareness about the simple things we can all do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage action. This year, we will focus on the issue of unsecured loads and the simple things we can do to create cleaner and safer roads.

Our recent littering research on the Mitchell Freeway revealed that approximately 40% of the litter retrieved had probably originated off the back of vehicles from unsecured loads rather than being deliberately discarded.

Adopt-a-Spot to keep your neighbourhood litter-free

The Keep Australia Beautiful WA (KAB WA) community litter prevention program Adopt-a-Spot, encourages individuals, community groups and businesses to 'adopt' a site in their local community to keep litter-free.

Adopters agree to look after a site for two years and KAB WA provides clean up tools, an adoption certificate, volunteer insurance, safety information and recognition on the Keep Australia Beautiful website honour roll.

It's a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people, get physically active and help keep your neighbourhood and WA litter-free.

For more information or to register your interest, visit, call 6467 5122 or email


John XXIII College Year 12 Sustainability Award

Open to All Year 12 Students who intend to pursue an aspect of Environmental Studies/Sustainability at Tertiary Level that will ultimately improve the world we live in. Examples of courses: Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering etc.

Value of Award: $500

To qualify for this award you must make a Submission explaining:

  1. Your area of interest for further studies at Tertiary Level
  2. How will your studies improve sustainability in the world we live in.
  3. Why do you think you are the right candidate to be given this award.

Include in this section of your submission:
* Your involvement in environmental/sustainability activities at the College or in your local area
* Your academic results in Semester 1

  1. A written reference from a teacher/mentor /home room teacher
  2. If given this award which Tertiary Institution will you be pursing your studies?

Make your submission no later than 21 September to Dr Yoon.
The winner will be announced in the first week of Term 4.
A Certificate will be given to the student in recognition of this award AND
Payment will be made once proof of admission to a tertiary institute is submitted.