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Local Land Services joins more than 800 students in Green Day War Against Waste

More than 800 students from 15 schools from across the Central West came along to the annual Watershed Landcare 'Green Day event' in Mudgee.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services is a proud supporter of the 2018 Green Day, along with fellow sponsors, the Mid Western Regional Council, Peabody Energy and Moolarban Coal.

“It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many young people embracing this year’s theme, "the War on Waste,” said Chris Cumming, Central Tablelands Local Land Services General Manager.

“Local Land Services is delighted to be involved with Green Day and to work with school students on practical ideas to make a difference in their local environment.”

“I’ve had a wonderful time today interacting with young people who live in our region and hearing their fresh perspectives on reducing waste and pollution.”

The 2018 Green Day featured 25 different guest speakers and workshops, giving students the opportunity to learn about a diverse range of waste and environment related issues.

Craig Reucassel, presenter of the ABC TV’s War on Waste series, was this year’s keynote speaker.  Also on the agenda were presentations from Clean Up Australia and Oz Harvest, as well as local presenters such as Thea Spencer who works with the Netwaste organisation to coordinate green bin organic waste collection in Mudgee.

Each of the Green Day workshop sessions was designed to get participants thinking about the environment, engaging in learning through fun and practical activities.

The tenth annual Green Day has been coordinated by Watershed Landcare in partnership with Central Tablelands Local Land Services, and encourages young people to make a difference, whether at home, at school or in their local community.

“Watershed Landcare are doing many fantastic and valuable projects in the region, and it was timely in celebrating the 10th year of 'Green Day' to reflect on the importance of volunteer groups like  Watershed Landcare,  they make a big difference in their communities.”

Local Land Services, with funds provided through the National Landcare Program are pleased to be be able to support Green Day.