The Botany Bay City Council regularly funds or undertakes environmental education in the community.
Educating the community on environmental issues across all age ranges is an important part of growing a sustainable City.
Some of the education initiatives City of Botany Bay has undertaken includes:
- Online games and quizzes that engage the community on topics such as recycling and food waste avoidance
- Engaging Keep Australia Beautiful to run workshops within our local schools on various sustainability topics
- Council Officers helping students set up their own worm farms and compost bins at local schools
- Our Environment Officer holds educational workshops at the local Day Care centres and the Family Day Care centre
- Raising awareness through stalls at local events and distributing flyers and posters throughout the City
Much of this has been possible due to NSW Government grants.
Environmental Education Programs
Botany Bay City Council is part of the Regional Local Council Environmental Educators Network and uses this forum as a way of bringing ideas and support from across Sydney back to Botany Bay to run the best environmental education programs possible.
If there is a program that you would like to see Council undertake or be part of, please contact us with your ideas. City of Botany Bay is always looking for ways to improve our environmental education in the community.
Environmental Education should be, by definition, “a learning process that increases people's knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action” (UNESCO, Tbilisi Declaration, 1978).