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Winters Flat Primary School teacher Jeanette McMahon (pictured) and students encourage local schools and groups to enter this year's awards.

Winters Flat Primary School teacher Jeanette McMahon (pictured) and students encourage local schools and groups to enter this year's awards.

The young environmental leaders at Winters Flat Primary School in Castlemaine are encouraging sustainability stars across the region to enter this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards.

Schools and educational facilities across Victoria are doing marvellous things in sustainability!

To celebrate and share its contributions, Winters Flat - the 2016 Education category winner and overall Premier's Recognition Award winner - is now encouraging others to enter the Premier's Sustainability Awards.

New research by Sustainability Victoria shows that more than 90 per cent of Victorians want government, business and industry to be involved in environmental projects and to tackle climate change.

Sustainability Victoria chief executive Stan Krpan says the awards provide a channel for passionate individuals, communities and businesses to share their great work with all Victorians.

"With 10 categories in this year's program, there's an opportunity for a range of organisations to celebrate their sustainability leadership with the wider Victorian community," he said.

Previous finalists and winners say that their involvement in the awards has led to improved staff morale, acknowledged green credentials with their customers and stronger relationships in their communities.

Winters Flat teacher Jeanette McMahon said her team absolutely loved attending the awards event last year.

"The night was so exciting and we met so many inspirational people," she said.

"To win the Premier's Recognition Award was the icing on the cake and the attention we got afterwards made us all very proud."

Entries close Wednesday, June 21. For more information about how to enter the awards visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au

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