Cake celebrating the Boral Ltd Connected Communities Program

The Boral Connected Communities Program supporting local schools and communities in 2017

Boral Ltd has been a supporter of Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) since 1988, celebrating 30 years of supporting local schools and communities. The current Connected Communities Program commenced in 2012 and has supported over 200 school environmental projects.

The Connected Communities Program managed by CVA with Boral’s support, assist schools and communities to educate and inspire young Australians to take action for the future of their environment. By supporting our youth through programs such as this, they become positive exemplars to their families and their broader communities.

Projects may include creating a native bush foods garden; demonstrating to children how to monitor frog populations in the school yard; or cleaning up a creek line adjacent to the school.

Volunteers at Ormeau State School, Brisbane

Volunteers at Ormeau State School, Brisbane

“Developing school based biodiversity classrooms, or other local community projects is a great way of supporting schools and our communities to create an ongoing asset which will help to educate and inspire young Australians,” said Colin Jackson, CEO Conservation Volunteers Australia.

In 2016 the schools received assistance through Boral were located across every state and territory. Local parks and reserves will also benefit from the support of the Connected Communities Program.

“Boral is delighted to be able to contribute to Australian schools and communities by sponsoring this very worthwhile initiative. CVA is Boral’s longest standing community partner and during our many years working together we have been able to make a sustainable and valued contribution to many of the communities in which we operate,” said Michael Wilson, Group Health, Safety and Environment Director for Boral Ltd.

Interested in hearing more? Contact partnerships@conservationvolunteers.org.au

 

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