Thank you for voting for the 2017 Litter Prevention Champion. Voting is now closed.

The award categories are judged by a panel, except for the Litter Prevention Champion Award category which has been voted on by the public.

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  • G. Grandi
  • R. Bowen-Saunders
  • J. Sidebottom
  • K. Robertson
  • A. Wood

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Corbie Street Bushcare Group

Catchment Champions Award finalist

The Corbie Street Park Bushcare Group has been active for 30 years and works with Council through the Habitat Brisbane program. Activities involve clean-ups and plantings of native plants and habitat boxes (e.g. sugar gliders, owlet nightjars, small parrots). It holds 12 working bees in the park per year, with an average participation rate of 60% of street residents at each working bee.

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John & Helene Maelich – Inala Bushcare Group

Catchment Champions Award finalist

John and Helene have been Group Leaders of Inala Bushcare Group since 2009. They collaborate broadly with BCC, schools, scouts, other community projects and Griffith University to broaden their impact. They have monthly community plantings where litter clean-up is part of the preparation – in 2016 they did 10 planting events with a total of 1500 plants.
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INALA
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Michael Fox – Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Catchment Champions Award finalist

Michael runs the communications for Mt Gravatt Environment Group (a loose coalition of five Habitat Brisbane Bushcare groups). His many activities include weekly litter prevention and working bees around Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve, and a National Tree Day planting event yearly which includes litter clean-up, weed removal and planting of native trees. Michael also created the Pollinator Link initiative and runs workshops which support Bushcare Groups to communicate their impacts.
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MICHAEL
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Indooroopilly State School

Clean Schools Award Large (>500 Students) finalist

The school’s initiatives have included a weekly litter busters activity initiated by the tuck shop Green Team, and an art auction of artwork made with repurposed materials.
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Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus Toowong

Clean Schools Award Large (>500 Students) finalist

Inaugural QASMT Environmental Club activities included establishing compost bins, native plantings, awareness campaigns, education leading up to their participation in Plastic Free July 2017, litter collection, nature photography, local sourcing through its own herb and vegetable garden, and newspaper articles, posters and videos on environmental and waste issues.

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Hillbrook Anglican School

Clean Schools Award Large (>500 Students) finalist

Over the past year, a team of 11 students conducted bin audits and consulted with Brisbane City Council staff, which led to the installation of new bins, clear signage, worm farms and waste collection. Students and teachers often run a game show on assembly called "Which Bin Does It Go In?". The Hillbrook Sustainability Committee actively seeks parent and student involvement in waste management and Hillbrook runs a Sustainability Day every second year.

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Lota State School

Clean Schools Award Small (<500 Students) finalist

The school participated in the Tangalooma EcoMarines program and has an Environmental Club. The club members are creating habitats, growing food and educating other students about reducing waste. Litter reduction efforts include wrapper-free lunches, regular emu parades and recycling.

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Hilder Road State School

Clean Schools Award Small (<500 Students) finalist

Soft plastics recycling at the school was initiated by the parents with regard to practices in the tuckshop. The school is also a participant in the Tangalooma EcoMarines program. Student ambassadors created a bag tag to remind students to pack reusable water bottles daily and 480 students took the pledge to bring reusable water bottles to school.

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St Elizabeth’s Gardening and Recycling Club

Clean Schools Award Small (<500 Students) finalist

The Recycling Group consists of Year 1’s who collect items from all classes, then sort, measure and weigh these items. The best class for recycling is then announced at assembly. The school also runs a Gardening Club with student volunteers who water and maintain the gardens.
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ELIZABETH
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Greg Tasney (The Rocky Waterholes Salisbury Bushcare Group)

Location Clean Up Award finalist

Greg leads monthly working bees that include litter pickup and re-vegetation work at the park and creek (for the 16/17 financial year the Rocky Waterholes Salisbury Bushcare Group recorded 800 volunteer hours and planted 1,500 native plants). On becoming Group Leader in July 2016 Greg started a Facebook page (nearly 350 likes in 1 year) to engage with the local community.
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Rotary Club of Sumner Park

Location Clean Up Award finalist

The club undertakes a regular clean-up on the litter hotspot located just west of the Centenary Highway, on Sinnamon Rd at Jindalee. Over the past year, the club has completed monthly clean-ups and collected approximately 1.4 tonnes of rubbish from the area.

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Jamboree Residents Association

Location Clean Up Award finalist

Since September 2016 the Jamboree Residents Association has collected, sorted, and disposed of an estimated 50 bags of litter and recorded 1,400 hours of volunteer labour. They have cleaned up a 4km section of the Centenary Highway Bikeway, the Mt Ommaney Creek riparian zone and a 100m riparian section at Jamboree Heights.

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Queensland Urban Utilities

Resource Recovery Award Business finalist

QUU’s biogas co-generation system converts methane gas to electricity to power its sewerage treatment plant. The innovative "Poo car" education campaign was a community activation to raise awareness of this biogas energy initiative.

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Mallow Sustainability

Resource Recovery Award Business finalist

Mallow Sustainability is a new business which manages food waste from Brisbane businesses, residents and events. This closed loop/zero waste service reuses the compost it creates to grow produce on their own farm. In 2016-17 Mallow Sustainability collected and composted 62,260 litres of organic material, which equates to approximately 31.13 tonnes of organic waste which was diverted from landfill.

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MALLOW
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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Resource Recovery Award Business finalist

BCEC has put zero waste/closed loop principles into practice through organic waste composting and its Foodbank and Ozcare shelter commitments. It recently expanded this operation to compost all food waste using a Gaia dehydrator that converts 200kg/day into 20kg of soil conditioner, which is then donated to City Parklands.
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BRISBANE
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Reverse Garbage

Resource Recovery Award Group finalist

The Reverse Garbage co-operative sells industrial discards to the public. They run a variety of waste-focused art workshops and educational talks. They also host a gallery, gift shop and a Reverse Emporium promoting local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and up-cycle materials.

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REVERSE
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Boomerang Bags the Gap and Surrounds

Resource Recovery Award Group finalist

Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source, which began in Burleigh Heads in 2013. Boomerang Bags are re-usable fabric bags made by local communities for local communities and sewn from recycled and donated materials. Since launching around four months ago, The Gap and Surrounds group has grown to involve 25 volunteers who have made more than 200 Boomerang Bags.
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BOOMERANG
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Sweetcrumbs Patisserie

Litter Prevention Award Business finalist

Sweetcrumbs Patisserie only sells reusable coffee cups and educates its customers regarding coffee cup waste issues.

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Queensland Urban Utilities

Litter Prevention Award Business finalist

In 2016/2017 QUU ran a "Don't Flush That" education campaign about wet wipes and blockages. By educating the public about the correct disposal of these items, QUU is helping solve a current customer and utility problem, while helping to prevent issues with customers’ plumbing, sewer pipes and waterways in the future. In a March 2017 customer survey, four in five respondents (81%) who had seen the Don’t Flush That material said they had stopped flushing wet wipes labelled ‘flushable’.
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Water3

Litter Prevention Award Business finalist

Water3 provides spring water refill kiosks as a true alternative to single-use plastic water bottles. Currently 25 machines are placed across SEQ, with 500 to be available by Xmas this year and 1500 within 12 months. Water3 also helps fund the Eco Barge on the Whitsundays and does regular beach clean-ups as a company.

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WATER3
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Reverse Garbage

Litter Prevention Award Group finalist

The Reverse Garbage co-operative sells industrial discards to the public. They run a variety of environment and waste-focused art workshops and educational talks. They also host a gallery and gift shop and a Reverse Emporium promoting local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and up-cycle materials.

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World Mission Society Church Of God

Litter Prevention Award Group finalist

The World Mission Society Church of God has carried out their Worldwide Environmental Cleanup Campaign in 175 countries and in 2,700 regions, including monthly Brisbane-wide clean-ups. In July 2016 the church was honoured with a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service award and received the title of MBE.

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MISSION
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Tangalooma EcoMarines

Litter Prevention Award Group finalist

Tangalooma EcoMarines is a charity offering a free Brisbane-wide educational program regarding the importance of environmental protection, particularly for the waterways and marine life of Moreton Bay. The EcoMarines currently work with 29 primary schools and 180 child-care centres in Brisbane and EcoMarine Ambassadors lead ‘environmental challenges’ which are waste management oriented.

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ECOMARINES
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Amy Whiteman, Travis Muddle, Alex Floridis and Lisa Tittle

Litter Prevention Award Individual finalist

Each individual contributes different skills to keeping the skate-park at DJ Sherrigton Park tidy. Amy is a local parent who conducts litter clean-ups. Travis and Alex are young skaters who act as role models for younger skaters to keep the park litter-free. They’ve also coordinated community events such as the Ride Against Violence and conduct clean-ups before and after these events. Lisa runs “The Hut” (a safe community space for youths) and incorporates clean-ups as part of its culture.

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Asher Bowen-Saunders

Litter Prevention Award Individual finalist

Asher lives a zero waste lifestyle and supports others to do the same through her Bin Babes clean-up group, Facebook page and YouTube channel. As a performer she creates costumes from repurposed materials. She also volunteers for Sea Shephard and OzHarvest.

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ASHER
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Lea & Emma Interholzinger

Litter Prevention Award Individual finalist

This mother and daughter team of Lea and Emma initiated a monthly clean-up around Forest Lake. When the Pokemon Go 2016 craze caused a local litter issue, Emma took action and collected 2000 cigarette butts in her first week. They now coordinate a monthly litter morning and children’s scavenger hunt. They’ve secured better bins and have a regular crew of volunteers.

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Rotary Club of Sumner Park

Councillors Choice Award (nominated by your local Councillor) finalist

The club undertakes a regular clean-up on the litter hotspot located just west of the Centenary Highway, on Sinnamon Rd, Jindalee. Over the past year, the club has completed monthly clean-ups and collected approximately 1.4 tonnes of rubbish from the area.
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Northey Street Farm

Councillors Choice Award (nominated by your local Councillor) finalist

Northey Street Farm embodies zero waste principles and actively educates the community. Initiatives include: permaculture Design Courses, weekly farm tours, Earth Arts Playgroups, a yearly Clean Up Australia Day commitment, regular creek clean-ups, school program/community workshops on sustainable living topics, a weekly produce market with a no waste policy (1500 visitors per week), a waste free annual Winter Solstice Festival (2000 visitors 2017), a new Earth Kids school holiday program (2017) and a monthly City Farm Upcycle Market.
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NORTHEY
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World Mission Society Church Of God

Councillors Choice Award (nominated by your local Councillor) finalist

The World Mission Society Church of God has carried out their Worldwide Environmental Cleanup Campaign in 175 countries and in 2,700 regions, including monthly Brisbane-wide clean-ups. In July 2016 the church was honoured with a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service award and received the title of MBE.

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MISSION
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Alfred Wreh

Innovation in Litter Prevention Award finalist

Alfred Wreh has been involved with a number of waste initiatives in Brisbane. In the past year, Alfred created an Elderly Earth Assist program, a free community service cleaning up the gardens of Brisbane residents who have a disability. Alfred also helped with re-vegetation work restoring the Kev Hooper park in Inala, and helped with litter pick-ups in Brisbane City Council's Forest Lake ward. In total, he has contributed around 500 hours of free community work in the last year.

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Boomerang Bags The Gap and Surrounds

Innovation in Litter Prevention Award finalist

Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source, which began in Burleigh Heads in 2013. Boomerang Bags are re-usable fabric bags made by local communities for local communities and sewn from recycled and donated materials. Since launching around four months ago, The Gap and Surrounds group has grown to involve 25 volunteers who have made more than 200 Boomerang Bags.
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BOOMERANG
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Tangalooma EcoMarines

Innovation in Litter Prevention Award finalist

Tangalooma EcoMarines is a charity offering a free Brisbane-wide educational program regarding the importance of environmental protection, particularly for the waterways and marine life of Moreton Bay. The EcoMarines currently work with 29 primary schools and 180 child-care centres in Brisbane and EcoMarine Ambassadors lead ‘environmental challenges’ which are waste management oriented. In the past year, Tangalooma EcoMarines has begun a pilot program with three Brisbane high schools.
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