APPLlCATIONS OPEN FOR ENVIRO CHAMPS COURSE 2019

Are you ready to make a difference, do you have an idea or project just waiting for a little nudge forward?

We want to help you to turn your ideas into reality with this free environmental leadership course, Enviro Champs.

The course will give you the time, materials and training to take your idea to the next step and see your project go live.

You will hear from environmental experts, thought leaders, locals and also get direct access to technical specialists.

The course starts 28th of August 2019 at the St Kilda Lifesaving Club. Sessions will run weekly for 10 weeks on Wednesday between 6:30 pm and 8:30pm. After the course, you will be supported with regular check-in sessions to May 2020.

We are now accepting applications and enquiries regarding this year’s program. All skill levels are invited to apply. You don’t need to have a project idea to take part.

Complete the application form to apply.

Applications close on Friday the 23rd of August. Get in fast to secure your place.

For further information please email enviro@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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I made a dozen new friends, and learnt from some of the best communicators in the climate community, would recommend the program 100% - Mark

Enviro champs was a unique opportunity to be educated , inspired and to build connections. This has enabled me to feel empowered to create change and work on sustainable projects within my local community. Thankyou - Natasha

If you have an idea to make a difference in this world, this program will help you bring it to light. Jump in and give it a go - Tahlia

WHAT IS IT

A program that supports you to become a leader and deliver your own sustainability project. The program offers training and mentoring needed to improve environmental sustainability, like reducing greenhouse gas emissions or helping others adapt to climate change. The program will select 10 community members or groups each year.

 

WHY HAVE IT

There is a lot of capacity within the community for individuals and groups to drive behaviour change. This program will not only support the delivery of tangible projects but also help develop environmental leadership and help unlock the potential within the community.


read about the last ‘enviro champ’ course

In June 2019 a group of individuals within our community, now and forever known as enviro champs graduated.

The program supported the participants to deliver a number of exciting sustainability projects that will benefit our community. It also connected a group of individuals that came together and inspired, supported and challenged one another.

Some of the projects included;

  • A podcast series focussing on the work of the River Keepers

  • A community beehive and education session

  • A suite of sustainable festivals celebrating the unique beauty and wildlife of The Bay

  • A community composting program for apartments

  • A children’s book highlighting the plight of the endangered Leadbetter Possum

  • Establishing a one stop recycling stations for childcare centres

  • A Jewish Climate Change Group

  • A gleaning enterprise to redistribute unwanted farm produce.

It’s an incredible achievement given that the majority of participants had no experience in delivering sustainability projects previously. I suspect we will be hearing more from this group of individuals and their desire to take action to create change will continue to reap rewards.

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