SFSF - Schools For a Sustainable Future
Joseph Natoli, SFSF Project Director, surrounded by happy, enthusiastic children
synergy vol 1 issue 2

Synergy Issue 2, Oct 1999

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Our Community Supporters
A Big Thank You To...


SFSF has enjoyed the support of many businesses, organisations and people in its work with schools and communities around Melbourne.

EcoRecyle Victoria.

EcoRecyle has been a long term supporter of the SFSF Annual Presentation days in 1998 and 1999 and our initial launch in 1997. It was EcoRecycle who supported the initial Worming into the Community Program which has now reached over 70 schools around Melbourne.

EcoRecycle's Waste Wise education project developed through the Gould League offers excellent curriculum material for schools wanting to integrate a broad range of recycling and waste reduction activities into their curriculum.

For further information contact Pat Armstrong on (03) 9532-0909 at the Gould League.

EcoRecycle has also appointed 15 Regional Waste Education Officers who are working with Councils, schools and businesses to reduce the material sent to landfill. These people are fabulous resources . Contact EcoRecycle on (03) 9639-3322 for an up to date list of these officers.


The Councils of Monash and Maroondah

The Councls of Monash and Maroondah have been steady supporters of SFSF in the past three years. Through their assistance SFSF has helped schools in both councils hold and expand their environmental activities. Given the current pressure on school resources this help has been invaluable.


Shire of Nillumbik

In 1999 the Shire of Nillumbik also offered substantial assistance to four schools in its region through the SFSF project. This has been a great boost for the schools (Diamond Creek East , Diamond Creek, Panton Hills and Plenty Valley Christian School) and we are seeing very large changes in schiool and local behaviours.


Waverley Industries and ARI Plastic

Waverley Industries and ARI Plastics have supported Monash schools in setting up water Tanks as an environmental project. Recycling and saving water should be a big issue in Victoria. We hope these projects help promote that behaviour.

BP Amoco

The BP Amoco Group have also been recent SFSF supporters in assisting us with us with the ACU Partnerships Day in may this year.

What particularly impresses me about BP Amoco however is the work they are doing in house on reducing and recycling. Their story is well worth a read and certainly worth following up.


Kathleen O'Grady & Associates

Kathleen O'Grady & Associates have been critical to the success of SFSF. Their work on the website, this newsletter and general support have been inspiring.


A big thank you to the teachers prepared to devote the extra time to ensure their school keeps its commitment to a sustainable future alive.


Ron Cantlon, Julie Kearney & the Staff & Students at Oakleight Sth P.S

And finally SFSF would like to thank Ron Cantlon, Julie Kearney and the staff and students at Oakleigh Sth P.S. It is an outstanding environment in which to develop Schools For a Sustainable Future.


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