Program inspires the next generation of environmental stewards

Published on 22 March 2019

Mayor Byrne pictured with students at Kenthurst Public School during a visit from the EnviroMentors.jpg

Students at Kenthurst Public School learnt all about how to reduce litter and keep our waterways clean when they were visited by the Keep NSW Beautiful EnviroMentors - an incursion supported by The Hills Shire Council.

The program aims to get kids informed and excited about their role as the next generation of environmental stewards through interactive and hands-on activities.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the program provided students with the skills and knowledge to inspire positive change in their household and community.

“Environmental education provides an important opportunity for students to become engaged in a topic outside their regular curricular studies. It also provides them with an understanding that the decisions and actions they make can affect the environment now and subsequently in the years to come,” Mayor Byrne said.

“The EnviroMentors is one of a number of initiatives and programs this Council is proud to support, including Cleanaway’s kNOw Waste incursions and the high school public speaking and drama competition, Speaking 4 The Planet.

“I look forward to seeing what this generation of environmental stewards does to help support our local region now and into the future,” Mayor Byrne added. 

The program teaches more than 40,000 primary-schoolers about resource recovery and sustainability each year.

EnviroMentors visited 13 schools in the Hills in February and March.