Campaspe Shire's Waste In Campaspe — Know, Educate, Do (WICKED) program was launched on Friday in Echuca.By Trent Horneman
Campaspe Shire launched a wicked new campaign on Friday.
The Waste In Campaspe — Know, Educate, Do (WICKED) program is designed to engage the community to help reduce waste to landfill, improve environmental outcomes and save money in waste disposal costs.
Mayor Ian Maddison and deputy mayor Greg Toll officially launched the program at the Campaspe Regional Library in Echuca.
As well as launching the program, the shire organised hands-on recycling displays, a special waste-themed storytime for children, giveaways and other activities.
Cr Toll, council’s environment and waste spokesperson, said the launch was a great success, attracting people from all walks of life and age groups.
‘‘It was great to see so many people at the launch, especially the school kids — because we need to teach youngsters the importance of helping our environment from a young age. Its their future at stake, after all,’’ he said.
Cr Toll said the program was part of Campaspe Shire’s commitment to providing a more sustainable waste management system and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.
‘‘Through WICKED, we will work towards creating a sustainable and engaged community that is aware of the social, economic and environmental benefits of improving their waste and environmental management habits,’’ he said.
At the event, a graphic design competition for secondary school students — with a $100 cash prize — was launched to help find a visual identity for the program.
The winning design will be used as the logo for the program and is a great chance for students to show off their creative flair.
Entries, which must be received by Friday, December 6, can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
To fill out the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/WEBCPsurvey. Hard copies are available at service centres.
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