Hume Enviro Champions

The 2019 Enviro Champions are currently working on a number of community-run sustainability projects including...

  • Establishing a seed bank in Hume
  • Connecting private landholders around Jacksons Creek for more integrated weed management
  • Promoting native plants
  • Clothes swaps
  • Supporting working families with energy saving in the home
  • Care for 3064 parks and litter project

Come to the Great Green Get Together and find out more

 On Wednesday 21 August the 2019 Enviro Champions will present their projects at their celebration event where they will graduate from their training program. Join us on the night. Meet like-minded community members and get involved in projects to help make Hume a more sustainable place to live.

 Register here for the Great Green Get Together

The next round of the Enviro Champions Training program will begin in February 2020.

For more information contact Liz Shield, Environmental Community Development Officer, on 9205 2310 or email envirochampions@hume.vic.gov.au

Who are Hume's Enviro Champions? 

Over 100 Hume residents have completed the ten week training program and participated in over 50 community-run projects that benefit our local communities and the environment.
Some of these include:

  • Exford Edibles Community Nature Strip Garden in Coolaroo
  • Rescuing the last grassland in Broadmeadows
  • Creating bee hotels
  • Lobbying for better bike infrastructure 
  • See these and more of the projects on our Enviro Champions project page

Do I need to have my own environment-related project?

You don't need to have a project in mind to get involved with Enviro Champions. The training includes support to develop an idea and project plan of your own, or you can work as part of a team with other people working on a shared project.  

Watch a video about one of our Enviro Champion's projects:  Kids in the garden – Little green thumbs:

Here’s what past Champions say about the program: 

"The Enviro Champs Program has given me the strongest sense of community that I have ever had." Jodi

"Realising that there are plenty of people with great ideas in my community…a nest to develop those ideas." Mercedes

"A deeper understanding of our environment as a whole, especially our local environment... inspiration to improve and appreciate that environment." Casey

"The course has been stimulating and invigorated my love of the natural world. I recommend and challenge anyone to get involved...it is very worthwhile." Betty

 


Updated : 1:00 PM, 4 June 2019

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