Monash is Keep Victoria Beautiful’s (KVB) Overall 2020 Sustainable City of the Year, taking out the top award earlier this month.
At the meeting on 24 November, standing orders will be suspended shortly after 7pm for KVB CEO Sabina Wills to attend Council via Zoom to speak about the award and Monash’s achievements. Members of the public tuning in via livestream* will be able to see the trophy too.
Ms Wills presented Mayor Brian Little with the trophy on 19 November at the Civic Centre in Glen Waverley, joined by the Sustainable Monash team.
KVB’s Sustainable Cities Awards recognises and celebrates positive actions taken by communities in urban areas to protect and enhance their local environments.
Monash also won an award in the Environment (Council) category for the Australian native bees and seeds kits that the Sustainable Monash team arranged and delivered to interested residents during the COVID-19 ‘stay at home’ restrictions.
The Clayton Zone Project – education about litter prevention and how to recycle and dispose of waste correctly was Highly Commended in the Litter (Council) category. The War on E-Waste free public event, held in August 2019 with ABC personality Craig Reucassel and a panel of experts, was Highly Commended in the Waste (Council) category.
*Council meetings are currently closed to the public to attend in-person. Attendance is encouraged via livestream