Canterbury Girls HS will hold a media event on Friday 7.6.13, in association with World Environment Day and the Sea Life Conservation Foundation.
The Sea Life Conservation Foundation has sponsored Canterbury Girls HS to install a water bottle filling station ($5000). The School’s aim is to eliminate the purchase and use of bottled water on site. The School canteen will cease selling bottled water once the filling station is up and running
The School’s slogan for this campaign is
Aim Higher – Postcode 2193 Plastic Bottle Free,
The School plans to make an installation of used water bottles and make a YouTube movie to promote the campaign to be plastic bottle free. The student leadership groups & P & C fully support this goal
Canterbury Girls HS will invite the other schools in the 2193 postcode area to the launch of the event and encourage them to join in the campaign to reduce the litter caused by plastic bottles.
The Cooks River Valley Association and the Mudcrabs commend Canterbury Girls HS for the action and fully support their campaign to make Postcode 2193 plastic bottle free.
Joseph Lee decided that there was too much litter in Cooks River. After several attempts to get Sydney Water & local Councils to take responsibility for the litter in the River & getting no action, Joseph decided that he would take action himself.
Joseph has started to remove litter from one of the worst sites on the River – the mangroves just east of Canterbury Road bridge, on the Canterbury Station side. Single-handed he has climbed down to the River’s edge & bagged and removed masses of litter.
Joseph Lee at work on 18.5.13
Just some of the rubbish Joseph removed
Congratulations Joseph, you are a real eco-warrior
The President of the CRVA, John Butcher, recently made representation to Canterbury City Council, to retain a parcel of land in Pine Ave, Earlwood as open space. There was a motion before Council to have the land, which is adjacent to Gough Whitlam Park, rezoned to residential.
Congratulations to Canterbury City Council and John Butcher, for retaining open space along the Cooks River riparian zone. See report in current Valley Times newspaper by clicking here – GWPark