Hume Enviro Champions

The next round of Hume Enviro Champions will begin in February 2020.

 The Hume Enviro Champions program provides free training in many areas of community project development and implementation, combined with other benefits such as:

  • Following your community or environmental passion 
  • Meeting with like-minded people
  • Building self confidence
  • Making a difference in your community and environment
  • Learning new skills

For more information contact Jo Burton, Environmental Community Development Officer, on 9205 2310 or email

Or download the registration form here, complete it and email it to the above address. See also Turkish and Arabic registration forms.

Join us on our Great Green Guided Tour of Hume on Sunday 16 February.

Who are the Hume 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:

  • Hume Climate Action Now
  • Rescuing the last grassland in Broadmeadows
  • Hume Seed Library 
  • Care for 3064
  • Eco Hub - Hume and Surrounds
  • 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.  

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 is very worthwhile." Betty

Another successful Hume community celebration - The Great Green Get Together 2019 wrap up

Traditionally the Great Green Get Together is held to celebrate the graduation of the Hume Enviro Champions from the training phase of the program.

This year the Great Green Get Together celebration was bigger than ever before.

Participants from four separate programs were recognised for their contribution to environmental sustainability in Hume.

The four programs recognised this year were;

  • Hume Enviro Champions graduation
  • Hume Environmental Scholarships Program
  • Caring for Our Rural Environment (CoRE) Grants Program new recipients for 2019, and
  • Agricultural Land Use Rebate Stakeholder Consultation Group

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The night was a wonderful success with networking and sharing of community initiatives designed to support our environment and the future sustainability of Hume. 

Recent Project activity....

Hume Seed Library

A free screening of the thought provoking film, SEED - The Untold Story, was hosted by Hume Seed Library at the Hume Global Learning Centre - Broadmeadows.

The focus of the film is the importance of diversity in the seed stock of plants we produce for food.

Diversity in seed varieties will help to future proof our food systems against climate change and natural disaster.

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Care for 3064

Addressing litter in our parks and waterways is an ongoing issue and Bridgewater Park Wetlands in Roxburgh Park is no exception.

Kevser Dogan's project has partnered with Roxburgh Rise Primary School to hold a clean-up event with year six students once every school term to help control litter in the local park and wetlands.

Council's Parks Department, after a meeting at the park with Kevser, will provide new rubbish bins and dog poles to help curb littering. 

Melbourne Water has also agreed to do a clean-up of the water body in the near future.

Hume CAN (Climate Action Now)

These enthusiastic individuals are holding regular meetings and joined the School Strike for Climate Change on the 20 September in Treasury Gardens Melbourne.

Regular updates can be found on the Hume Environmental Champions Facebook group with events and strike trains organised by 2019 Enviro Champion, Kira Whittaker.

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Hume Clothes Swap

Held at the Hume Global Learning Centre - Broadmeadows the swap was a moneyfree event which aimed to reduce clothing waste to landfill, while refreshing the happy swappers wardrobes.

A total of 113 items of clothing were swapped between 14 participants, with the remainder of high quality clothing donated to charity after the swap.

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2040 Screening

The movie documentary was well supported with 109 people paying twice the normal Reading cinema ticket price to view this uplifting and informative film.

This highlights how the Hume community is hungry for information, ideas and community support to turn our combined futures around. 

Updated : 2:23 PM, 5 February 2020

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