This week, one man takes on the garbage building in our oceans…
Every high school student in the Bega Valley will soon have a reusable drink bottle, cutting the need for single use, light weight, disposable plastic water bottles.
Over the last couple of months’ students at Eden Marine High School, and Lumen Christi Catholic College at Pambula have received a stainless steel drink bottle to refill at school taps and bubblers.
Kids at Bega High School got there’s today (May 16), and Sapphire Coast Anglican College down the road will soon have theirs.
This marine environment initiative comes from Bega Valley philanthropist Peter Hannan.
As someone who loves the ocean, Peter says he felt compelled to act after hearing of the impact plastics are having on the world.
Following last year’s Marine Science Forum, hosted by the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Peter made a pledge to buy 2500 reusable bottles and distribute them to year 7 to 12 students across the Shire.
Peter comes from a family of community action, his late mother Shirley, established a trust before she died to fund a national portrait prize that is held every two years, which has since grown to incorporate a youth prize in the alternate year.
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