Class of 2016 - the shining stars of sustainability
Emerging leaders in sustainability for Greater Western Sydney graduated over the weekend (26 November) at the Hawkesbury Earthcare Centre.
Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Deputy Chief Executive Ian Hunter said this year’s graduates are a diverse group from local government, business, community, and social enterprise who are committed to taking action in their local community.
“Western Sydney will see significant sustainability opportunities as it grows and prospers,” Mr Hunter said.
“These inspiring sustainability thought leaders will be able to apply their expertise and commitment to contribute to Western Sydney as a great place to live, work and visit.”
Course participant Anjali Roberts, who works with Parramatta City Council and Bankstown Youth Development Service, said the program has helped her articulate her vision more clearly and communicate more effectively.
Another participant Andrew Thai, the Sustainability Manager at Frasers Property Australia said he applied for the course to discover a new way of thinking, to challenge his own understanding of how sustainability should be tackled in the community and explore creative ways to address the issues.
The graduates participated in the Leaders for Sustainability program, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).
The Centre for Sustainability Leadership has partnered with OEH to deliver this program.
To find out more please visit: Centre for Sustainability Leadership
Photo for media: Leaders for Sustainability graduates
Contact: Angela Read
Left to right: Natasha Lay (Wester Sydney Youth Coordinator), Simon Sogora (Refugee Worker), Anjali Roberts (Parramatta City Council), Kelly Williamson (Local Government).