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Sustainability initiatives recognised

Published Date
05/12/2018
News Topic
Exhibitions, Awards & Competitions, Sustainability & Environment
Peter Maganov LGNSW award

Christmas has come early for us here at Randwick City Council, as we take home two trophies at the Local Government NSW Environmental Awards.

A big congratulations to Randwick City Council’s Peter Maganov who has received the Louise Petchell Memorial Award for individual sustainability. This is a highly prestigious award that recognises the individual achievements of a council staff member or elected councillor in the fields of sustainability.

Peter has been the Manager of Sustainability and Strategic Waste since the commencement of Randwick City Council's innovative ‘Sustaining our City’ environmental levy program almost 15 years ago. He has been the driver behind many environmental initiatives that our City of Randwick has come to know and love.

Some of the highlights include The Eco Living Expo, Randwick Community Centre’s sustainability education 'hub' with a purpose built outdoor classroom and 'wild food', native habitat, honey and native bee trails and permaculture garden, and the stormwater recycling initiative which now saves more than 400 million litres of potable water per year. Peter, thanks for all that you do for our City of Randwick and furthermore, all you do for our precious planet.

Our second win was shared with Waverly and Woollahra Councils for our ‘Solar my School’ initiative which is now reaching more than 90 per cent of all schools across Sydney’s eastern suburbs. With more than 10 installations to date including four schools in Randwick, Solar My School is now avoiding 1,600 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in its first year and reaching more than 20,000 local students, their families and school communities from Vaucluse to La Perouse.

We are so thrilled for our Sustainability team and thank them for helping to keep our City of Randwick as beautiful as ever.

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