Momentum Energy has partnered with Sustainability Victoria for the 2015 annual ResourceSmart Education Awards.
In its 9th year, the awards are the largest sustainability program in Victoria, which recognise Victorian schools, early childhood services, students and teachers for outstanding community projects.
This is the first year Momentum Energy has worked as the principal sponsor on the awards. The partnership with Sustainability Victoria aims to foster a greater understanding and embracing of sustainable practices among school-aged children and their communities.
The 2015 ResourceSmart Education Awards were held at the Melbourne Convention Centre and recognised achievements in biodiversity, waste, community leadership, energy, student-led action and water, as well as ‘teacher of the year’.
Managing Director, Paul Geason, said empowering students to seek sustainable choices reflects the core of Momentum Energy, which provides affordable renewable energy – generated by Hydro Tasmania.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support today’s young leaders, because we believe that sustainability happens now, as much as it does in the future,” Mr Geason said.
“All 41 finalists are so impressive because they demonstrate how innovative we can all be in better using our natural resources.”
Momentum Energy sponsored and presented the following awards:
- ResourceSmart School of the Year and Energy Primary School of the Year: Winters Flat Primary School, Castlemaine.
Their students created events and activities such as energy, litter and biodiversity audits, “Nude Food everyday” to reduce litter, 1, 2 or 3 layer days to reduce energy use, as well as an indigenous garden to increase wildlife habitat.
- Energy Secondary School of the Year: Mountain District Christian School, Monbulk.
They decreased use of non-renewable energy by at least 50 percent by retrofitting low energy LEDs and increasing their solar energy generation from 3kW to 23 kW.