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Northern schools help launch Rise & Shine campaign

Rise-and-Shine-3SCHOOL students from throughout the northern suburbs attended an Environmental Expo, Enviro 2019 at the Wollongong Botanic Garden today, where 34 years of the Rise and Shine Campaign was celebrated.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Rise and Shine is an annual campaign that teaches students and community members how they can live more sustainably with less waste.

“We’re hosting more than 800 students from 12 local schools who will take part in hands-on workshops that show them how to make small changes—such as using a beeswax wrap rather than using plastic film wrap on sandwiches—that can be made in your workplace, school or home,” Cr Bradbery said.

“These students are the next generation of decision makers. By increasing their knowledge of how local and global environments interact, we can help make Wollongong one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world.”

This year the theme for World Environment Day is “Beat Air Pollution”.

At the Environmental Expo there were 23 workshops ranging from ‘Renewable Energy’ to ‘Water Conservation’ with all students taking part in environmental theatre.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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