The Green Leaders education program

  • Provides support for students, teachers and schools to develop student-led waste reduction projects. 
  • Supports early childhood centres to develop waste action plans through tailored support and training.
  • Provides opportunities to learn and share through regional education networks.
  • Includes access to additional resources for some projects.

The program has been extended to the end of 2020, and is being delivered by AAEE NSW. So far 40 schools and 18 early childhood centres have registered for this program and if you would like to be involved please contact


All educators are encouraged to join these regional and local networks:

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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This project is a NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy