This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Increasing Community Awareness of NRM (2007 - 2007)

Main proponent:     WCL
Cash funding:   NHT, Mackay Whitsunday NRM Group
Other proponents:   Whitsunday PCYC Ecokids
In kind funding:   Whitsunday Shire Council

Project outline:

The aim of the project was to develop a program to raise awareness within the wider community of local initiatives and NRM issues. A poster competition widely publicised NRM issues, followed by the Youth Environment Awards, organised by the Whitsunday Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) EcoKids. The awards were also supported by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and the Whitsunday Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC). Ecokids were also involved in developing a multi-media presentation with a focus on litter problems.

Project achievements and outcomes:

1st Whitsunday Environment Awards held (now yearly)
Wearable art fashion show to promote environmental issues
Multi-media presentation developed by Ecokids and aired on local community television notices
International and local radio interviews with Ecokids representatives