Perfect time to think Green

MEDIA RELEASE - Thursday, 20 August 2015

Perfect time to think Green

Applications are now open for two important environmental programmes: 20 Million Trees; and the Green Army.

Member for Davenport, Sam Duluk MP is encouraging local residents to get involved in environmental projects through these two Australian Government initiatives.

“It is a great opportunity for community organisations, residents, and young people to get involved in local projects that will make a real difference to our environment.”

20 Million Trees is part of the National Landcare Programme, working with communities to deliver environmental benefits by planting 20 million trees by 2020.

The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action program that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects.

Mr Duluk is encouraging all local community and environmental groups, as well as indigenous organisations, to apply for projects in the Mitcham Hills region. Projects can include restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, and cleaning up waterways.

The Green Army programme also offers young South Australians, aged between 17 and 24, an opportunity to train and work in the environment.

Mr Duluk is particularly keen for young residents to be involved, noting that this unique programme “enables them to receive practical experience and training while being paid to improve the environment in their local community.”

Applications for both programmes close at 2pm AEST, 16 September 2015.

For more information and application details, please visit:

http://www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army/projects/round-4

http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees/competitive-grants-round-two