The annual Green Cross Australia Green Lane Diary competition winners have been announced, celebrating outstanding students and schools across Australia who take everyday actions to help save the environment and make a positive difference to their communities.
“Over 34,000 students and 250 schools took part in this year’s Green Lane Diary program, so the competition to be receieve and award was very tough,” said Mara Bun, CEO of Green Cross Australia. “It was incredible to hear all the positive actions students across the country have taken as we judged the winners,” she said.
On hand to help present the awards was Australian landscape architect and television personality, Costa Georgiadis.
The Green Lane Diary is a free program aligned to the national curriculum for years 3-7. Designed by industry experts and education specialists, the diary empowers children to learn about the environment through positive action at home, at school and in the community.
More than one million children in Japan, Australia, Sri Lanka and South Korea have grown in their awareness of environmental sustainability and how to respond to challenges such as climate change, water conservation and energy use thanks to an acclaimed Green Cross school-based educational initiative.