The Northern Rivers Green Innovation Awards acknowledge sustainable school projects from local students.
They were founded by local chiropractor Dr Bridie Cullinane to encourage students to think sustainably.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $19,500 grant to expand the awards.
“This funding will allow 2021 entrants to be mentored by experts to further develop their projects,” Mr Hogan said.
“Wyrallah Road Public School won the competition last year with their idea to collect and use water from school bubblers.”
“The awards ask students to develop ideas about agriculture, waterways management, waste management and renewable energy.”
“They work as a class or small group to build something and present a plan for their idea.”
“Entrants are judged on originality, research, practicality, impact potential and student knowledge.”
For more information about the awards, visit https://www.greeninnovationawards.com.au/