Monday, July 1, 2013
New funding for Sustainable Education activities
At the last Council meeting the following motion was passed which will result in an extra $145k pa of funding including for the first time in Glen Eira provision for a Sustainable Education Officer to be appointed.
a. Boost recycling education activities ($60,000 pa)
b. Support for Schools Environment Network and other community environment groups (up to $70,000 pa)
c. Investigate implementing additional community based sustainability programs($15,000)
d. Allow for the above activities in the 2013-2014 Budget
e. Increase advocacy activities to encourage the State government to undertake further school sustainability initiatives.
That the recommendation in the report be adopted with the following
“Part b to read, ‘Provide support for the Schools Environment Network and other community environment groups (up to $70,000pa) – this may include provision for a designated Sustainability Education Officer.”
and add:“(f) After the expiration of two years undertake a review of the results and benefits from the above funding arrangements.”
The MOTION was put and CARRIED unanimously.