John XXIII College Inaugural Year 12 Sustainability Award

REMINDER 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. Example 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

4. A written reference from a teacher/mentor /home room teacher

5. If given this award which Tertiary Institution will you purse your studies?

Make your submission no later than the 20th 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.

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week 2012 runs ends on Sunday 26 August 2012.

This year, Keep Australia Beautiful is targeting motorists and holiday-makers, calling on all road users to stop rubbishing our highways and roads with litter.

In the annual National Litter Index, highways and roads are second only to industrial sites, in terms of volume of litter, indicating that many Australians are not doing the right thing with their waste during their travels.

Each year, tens of thousands of tonnes of takeaway wrappers, cups, cigarette butts, drink cans, water bottles, newspapers and more are being littered along our roads and highways, which can ultimately end up in our rivers and oceans.

This poses a threat to people and the environment, and can cause injury to animals and marine life, through polluted and unsafe water ways, bushfires from lit cigarette butts, and food scraps littered on or near busy roads and highways.

So, this year's campaign is reminding all Australians that litter doesn't just look ugly, but can be harmful and is costly too!

If can contribute some sustainable ideas or suggestions for the College please feel free to email me

Let's work together to make a noticeable improvement in the area of sustainability at John XXIII College.

Linda Kiernan
Sustainability Coordinator