The Evans River K-12 EcoWarriors was established in 2007. It is voluntary group of like-minded students whose common interest is making their school and local community aware of environmental issues and working towards creating a cleaner, healthier and happier community.
The EcoWarriors have participated in programs such as:
- 2007 Adopted a Humpback Whale as part of the National ICON project, working with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and Richmond Valley Council.
- 2008 Took part in the North Coast Students Using Sustainable Strategies Forums (SUSS)
- 2008 Helped conduct a Waste Audit of Evans River K-12 School
- 2008 Established an Environmental Wall Mural in the Senior School area (sadly this wall was removed to make way for the Senior Cola)
- 2008 Took part in National Whale Day at Byron Bay
- 2008 Established a paper/cardboard recycling program within the school (funded by a grant)
- 2009 Planted trees on National Tree Day at the Evans River Beach sand dunes
- 2010 Planted trees on National Tree Day on the School Oval
- 2011 instigated the school taking part in Cartridges 4 PLANET ARK ongoing
- 2011 Eco Warriors group took part in the SUSS Forum - Students Using Sustainable Strategies
- 2012 NRMA grant $4000 used to establish our RAP program Recycle All Paper expanding on our original program
- 2012 Planted trees on National Tree day in K-6 car park
- 2013 Attended Our voice: Inaugural Sustainability Conference for Young People by Young People at Southern Cross University on the 1st November 2013 delivering a presentation on plastic Beaches (relating to plastic on the coast)
- 2013 received an EcoSchool Grant for $2500 for Tangler Bins project.
- 2013 established a more formal group - held our Inaugural AGM 5-12-2013 and elected our first Executive Student committee
(Lyn Thomson, Evans River K-12 School's Community Liaison Officer - Co-ordinator)
For more information visit Evans River EcoWarriors