TAFE students surprise Councillors with anniversary trophy

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

To celebrate one year since Lismore City Councillors were elected, North Coast Institute of TAFE students from the Lismore campus made a series of recycled timber trophies to mark the occasion.

The Advanced Diploma of Design students created the trophies as a surprise for Councillors as part of a course unit looking at environmentally sustainability.

“This was a really positive collaboration between TAFE and Council,” teacher Steve Giese said.

The trophies were designed to reflect Council’s commitment to recycling and waste innovation, and designs ranged from sculptural natural timber pieces to painted red hearts that celebrated the city's symbol.

“What better way to recognise our elected representatives' first year in the job – a plastic trophy for our Lismore Councillors just wouldn’t be the done thing!” Waste Education Officer Barbara Jensen said.

“We want to start building sustainability into everything we do, so that our community, our Councillors, our staff and our local institutions are all consciously thinking about waste reduction. We want everyone in our community to be thinking about ways to reuse and recycle in everyday life and work.”

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