Greening Australia group

Emmaus Catholic College in Kemps Creek are working with Greening Australia to boost local biodiversity and engage their students in looking after their local environment. The school is participating in the Cumberland Stepping Stones programme.

The Cumberland Stepping Stones programme will enhance connectivity between significant remnant bushland by revegetating 266 hectares of degraded land in three regional corridors across the Cumberland Plain. The three corridor areas are: the Ropes and South Creek Corridor, the Eastern Creek Corridor and the Scheyville to Wianamatta Corridor.

The students at Emmaus were directly involved in planting 350 trees, adjacent to the school’s entry. “It's fantastic to see green bags at the front of our college. A constant reminder of the important part we are playing”, explained teacher Meike Corbin. “We're also having 7 hectares of our property planted by Greening Australia”. Students from their Year 8 Geography group are also creating a short film on the project, to be shown at the Youth Eco Summit at Sydney Olympic Park later in the year.

Cumberland Stepping Stones is supported by Greening Australia through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. If you would like to learn more about it and how your school or community group can get involved, please contact Rafiq Huq at Greening Australia on 02 9677 6200 or 

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Sharon Ellery

Sharon Ellery
Emmaus Catholic College

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