Become an Enviro Champ in 2017

Hume residents with an interest in environmental sustainability are being called to register their interest in Council’s free Enviro Champion Training program in 2017.

Enviro Champions will receive free training that will help them design and develop a project that improves the local environment.

Hume Mayor Councillor Drew Jessop said Enviro Champions was not only a way to make a positive contribution to the community, but also an opportunity to meet new locals.

“Hume Enviro Champions are everyday people who work together to help make Hume a better place to live,” Cr Jessop said.

“You do not have to have a specific project in mind to join the Enviro Champions, but if you care about your community, want to help the environment and make new friends, then Enviro Champions is definitely for you!”

Cr Jessop said people who participated in the program in the past had initiated an exciting range of projects in the Hume community.

“Enviro Champion Kevin’s Cargo Bike project, which provides a green transport alternative for carrying shopping or other goods, is just one example of an initiative to come off the back of the program,” Cr Jessop said.

“We have also had Enviro Champion Jym’s incredible Rejuv Natural Healing Garden project in Sunbury, which helps support people with cancer, by growing plants that stimulate their senses.

“Another group of Enviro Champions also recognised the serious decline of native bees and decided to educate the public through a fact sheet on making bee hotels and a children’s story book, A Hotel For Polly.”

“The Enviro Champions program is open to anyone who lives, works, studies or plays in Hume.”

Places are filling fast and people are encouraged to register soon!

For more information, visit our Enviro Champions page. Locals who are interested in participating in the Hume Enviro Champions Training program can contact Liz Shield on (03) 9205 2310 or by emailing

Posted on 1:00 PM, 12 January 2017

Updated : 10:30 AM, 18 January 2017

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