Switched on Schools Wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition has won the Community category in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Switched on Schools Victoria program.  This prestigious award was presented by the Victorian Minister for Climate Change, Energy and Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and accepted by Tom Reddington and Laura Sykes on behalf on behalf of students, volunteers and staff.

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“This award is testament to the commit and passion of our staff, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of students who get active and make change,” said Tom Reddington, AYCC’s National Schools Program Manager.  “Global Warming is a massive challenge for young people, as the generation who will inherit the decisions that are now being made about our climate and their future.  The Switched on Schools programs shows that students are well and truly up to this challenge.  They are leading change to make their schools and communities more sustainable.  They have a bright vision for the future and are excited about standing with communities on the frontline on global warming to create a cleaner, sustainable, innovative, more equal and fair future.”

“Each year we continue to discover the passion Victorians have for protecting their environment and thinking creatively about new sustainable practices,” said Stan Krpan, CEO Sustainability Victoria.  “Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Your contributions will have positive long-term effects on our society and our way of life.”