Finalist: Community Award
Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Inc (B4C)
Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) has taken unprecedented steps for not-for-profit groups in Queensland by designing and constructing a community driven educational centre that aims to instigate sustainable behavioural change, household by household. This unique project - Sustainable Communities - is firmly rooted to its natural resource management origins but also weaves what it means to be a good environmental citizen into the urban fabric of society.
The Sustainability Centre is the figurehead of a multi-layered, strategic community education plan that has been evolving over the last decade. This education plan acknowledges that our urban green spaces and waterways are intrinsically linked and in order to protect and improve both we must reduce the impact of individuals on the environment. The “hand in glove” approach of maintaining B4C’s on ground vigilance, coupled with targeted behavioural change activities, ensures B4C is reconnecting people with the earth and using the environment to reconnect people with each other.