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Live Green News - Summer 2019-2020

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2 LIVE GREEN Hume City Council Enviro Champions now recruiting The 2020 Enviro Champions training program will begin on Sunday 16 February with the Great Green Guided Tour of Hume's amazing community- led sustainability projects. Do you want to connect more with people in your local community? Have an idea for a sustainability project and want help bringing it to life? The Enviro Champions training program runs for 10 Wednesday evenings and three Sundays between February and May. Participants learn project management, fundraising, effective use of social media, event coordination as well as creating and sustaining community partnerships. Projects from 2019 include a clothes swap, biodiversity with native plants in Hume, Hume Seed Library, Sunbury Eco Hub, Care for 3064 park clean up and advocacy, Hume Climate Action Now, Sharing Our Culture for a Healthy Planet and Reusable Produce Bags. Find out more at hume.vic.gov.au/ envirochampions Big win for local recycling service Broadmeadows-based social enterprise Enable has been recognised at the 2019 Hume Business Awards and Premier's Sustainability Awards. The Hume Business Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of local businesses and the contribution they have made to the community. Enable received the Sustainability Award for their leadership in sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices. The Enable IT Recycling service received multiple accolades at the Premier's Sustainability Awards, which celebrate outstanding sustainability initiatives in the Victorian community. Enable IT Recycling is a computer recycling business that integrates environment, social and economic outcomes by creating dignified employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Enable received the Premier's Recognition Award and the Innovative Products or Services Award for their great work. In 2018, Enable delivered 14,501 hours of employability skills to 450 participants most likely to experience barriers to employment. They also diverted 133,046 kilograms of computer equipment waste from landfill through accredited recycling services for more than 80 customers. Julie McKay, Enable's founder and Managing Director (pictured above with Crew Leader Mick Hodgson at the Hume Business Awards, held in November 2019) said, "This acknowledgement really pays homage to the significant contribution from the many Enable supporters, customers, impact partners, staff, volunteers and Board of Directors. "This is truly the result of a collective effort to make a difference." You can recycle your old computers and computer equipment at the Enable drop off point located at 60 Belfast Street, Broadmeadows. Find out more at enableaustralia.org.au/it-recycling ABOVE: Enable IT Recycling receives an award at the Premier's Sustainability Awards.

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