Katie Brooks, San Sisto College - young contributors category, 2022 recipient

“Katie Brooks has been the Environment Captain in 2021. In her role she has held weekly meetings that have been embraced by students and had a large turn out of participants. Her meetings have focused on educating students on environmental practices. She has provided plants to each homeroom to help them embrace and understand the environment. Katie petitioned the state MP and local council to win a grant to implement composting bins in the Design Technology Food classrooms. Katie has supported the local Councillor in planting trees in the neighbouring park and helping out at other similar local council events. Katie worked with the Social Justice group to plan and host an afternoon focused on educating students on Sustainable Fashion and how to be a better consumer of fashion. Over this year, Katie has been a great volunteer in the local community and has led the education of the student body on the environment.”