EnviroCom Australia has been developing, implementing and evaluating environmental education programs for industry, Local and State Governments since 1998.
EnviroCom has extensive experience in tailoring education programs to meet the needs of the client, targeting specified demographics with contemporary curriculum and resources.
Here are just a few examples of the kind of education services EnviroCom provide:
- Design and delivery of environmental education programs for schools and communities
- Design and staffing of mobile education facilities
- Coordination of special events
- Development of educational and promotional materials
- Design and development of state and regional education packages and programs
- Development of localised curriculum materials
- Program evaluation – community surveys, street intercepts, behavioural observations
- Outreach programs
- Content development, coordination and delivery of community workshops.
- Development and delivery of guided facility tours for both school and community groups
High Rise Recycling Project
EnviroCom, in partnership with the City of Melbourne, has been rolling out a large-scale residential High Rise Recycling Project. Melbourne is a tall city with more than 300 high rise residential buildings within the municipality – equating to approximately 50,000 individual apartments.
An impressive 100 buildings are involved, meaning 25,000 individual apartments will be tutored in the important art of recycling. The aim of the project is to improve the quantity and quality of material recycled where success is measured via ‘before’ and ‘after’ waste audits as well as through interviews with building and corporation managers.
High rise apartments in the city centre are complicated beasts when it comes to correct recycling. Often, these buildings are equipped with general waste chutes but inhabitants are expected to carry their recyclables to a downstairs bin area. This usually means that time-poor (or lazy) residents end up discarding all their material down the garbage chute – what a waste!
The project addresses this and other waste management issues via approaches that have been tailored to suit the needs of individual buildings. Some of the methods include: supplying apartments with snazzy, small and lightweight recycling crates; delivery of recycling fact sheets and fridge magnets to each apartment; installation of clear educational signage to eliminate confusion around what goes in which bin; implementing floor-by-floor recycling systems where appropriate; standardisation of bin colours to reflect the different waste streams and the use of special red bins aimed purely at capturing plastic bags.