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$20,000 Schools’ Environmental Curriculum Awards open

27 March, 2012

$20,000 Schools’ Environmental Curriculum Awards open

Schools are being urged to act quickly to try to win a share of this year’s $20,000 Northland Regional Council Environmental Curriculum Awards.

Council Environmental Education Officer Susan Botting says schools have until Tuesday 01 May 2012 to apply for funding via the awards, which aim to boost environmental education in the North.

Ms Botting says the council recently sent fliers to 150 Northland schools alerting them to the awards.

“Each school can apply for a maximum $2000 in Environmental Curriculum Awards’ funding, which must be spent on school-based environmental education projects.’’

“Although the 01 May deadline is some time away, schools are urged to get their applications in as soon as possible as this helps us avoid a last minute rush that can slow application processing times.”

Ms Botting says last year 20 Northland schools were funded for schoolground projects ranging from streamlining olive harvesting processes, to planting natives to reduce highway traffic noise.

She says applicants need to clearly highlight how their projects will contribute to the sustainable use of Northland’s environment – a key regional council goal.

Application forms can be downloaded from the council’s website: www.nrc.govt.nz/eca

The website also includes details of previous award winners and their projects.

Completed applications should be sent to the council’s main office – Private Bag 9021, Whangarei Mail Centre, Whangarei 0148 – by 5pm Tuesday 01 May 2012.

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