Spring Terrace Public School receives $1,000 for sustainability boost from Charles Sturt grant

3 JUNE 2022

Spring Terrace Public School receives $1,000 for sustainability boost from Charles Sturt grant

Grant recipients under the Environmental Sustainability Stream of The 2022 Charles Sturt Community University Partnerships (CUP) Grants program have been announced.

Charles Sturt University continues to provide funding to support community groups, organisations, and schools across the University’s regional NSW communities.

In the latest round of Charles Sturt’s 2022 Community University Partnerships Grants (CUP)  Program Spring Terrace Public School has received $1,000 under the Environmental Sustainability Stream.

CUP Grants can be put towards regional projects that support cultural, economic, sporting, environmental development, or higher education aspiration among youth in regional areas.

Charles Sturt Sustainability Manager Mr Edward Maher said the environmental sustainability stream of the program supports community initiatives that drive environmental priorities at the local level.    

“Charles Sturt is pleased to announce grant recipients ahead of celebrating World Environment Day on Sunday 5 June,” Mr Maher said.

“It’s projects like this at Spring Terrace Public School that are made possible by the CUP grants program, and it is another way Charles Sturt continues to support sustainable living throughout our communities.

“Spring Terrace Public School has done a great job coming up with the Wormies Clean It Up project which the whole school community can participate in.”

Grants Officer of the Spring Terrace Public School Ms Birgitte Lund was delighted to receive the funding.

“Our Wormies Clean It Up project aims to close the loop on our school’s organic and paper waste through the purchase of a large-scale worm farm,” Ms Lund said.

“A commercial worm farm will have the capacity to manage all of our organic food waste and most of our paper waste, and will also be rodent proof being a closed, metal product.

“As an ongoing whole-school project, all students and our community will have embedded learning about sustainability, waste reduction, recycling, composting and soils.”

Applications for the 2023 Charles Sturt CUP Grants program open at the beginning of next year.

Grants of up to $1,000 can be put towards equipment and material purchases, workshops and catering for projects that fall within any of these categories:

  • Arts and culture
  • Sports Development
  • Education Development
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environmental Sustainability

Applications can be made via the 'Grants' page on the Charles Sturt website.

For more information, please contact community@csu.edu.au

Charles Sturt continues to be a national and international leader in sustainability. The University ranked in the top five per cent globally for sustainable practices out of more than 1,400 universities in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.

ENDS

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Mr Ed Maher, please contact Trease Clarke at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0409 741 789 or via news@csu.edu.au

Photo caption:

Students from Spring Terrace Public School Millie and Tessa Gliddon

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