Rewarding a Sustainable Future

A total of $8,500 was up for grabs in the 2010 Sustainability Students Competition for Catholic schools. Environmentalist and global warming activist, Professor Tim Flannery, who was the keynote speaker at the 2010 Sustainability in Schools Seminar at Melbourne Zoo, presented awards to the winning schools.

Professor Flannery is chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council and 2007 Australian of the Year. The prize money will assist schools in the investment of future sustainability projects.

Of the 41 entries, the winners were:

   Professor Tim Flannery 

Bethany Primary School, Werribee North for a model that demonstrates sustainable water practice and St John’s Primary School, Mitcham for its ‘scarecrow’ project using recycled materials (Design category).

St Fidelis’ Primary School, Moreland for its animation, Waste Monster and Clonard College, Geelong West for its production on reducing and managing waste (Multimedia).


St Kevin’s Primary School, Ormond, for its Walking Bus initiative to reduce transport pollution and Sacred Heart College, Geelong for one student’s personal challenge to be ‘greenhouse neutral’ (Initiative).

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook, for a project design that combines nature and technology (logo).

The seminar was organised by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM).

   'Scarecrow' by St John's of Mitcham