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Date: 14 August 2017

As part of an environmental education campaign, Council will be hosting a special community presentation by renowned environmentalist Tim Silverwood.

The free presentation will be held at Thornton Public School on Wednesday 23 August from 6.00pm to 7.30pm and is open to all members of the community. RSVP’s for Mr Silverwood’s presentation are essential by calling 4934 9700 or emailing no later than Monday 21 August.

With the assistance of Hunter Local Land Services, Council has recently been working with the students at Thornton Public School and St Aloysius Catholic Primary School in Chisholm in an effort to highlight litter and recycling issues around the region.

Council’s Manager Development & Environment David Simm says, ‘Tim has done some great things in his field and he’s a fine example for our kids to follow. Tim is the founder of Take 3 - A Clean Beach Initiative that asks everyone to simply take three pieces of rubbish with them when they leave places like the beach or local rivers. He is the director of an eco-enterprise that aims to provide sustainable alternatives to disposable products and the co-founder of the Plastic Bag Free NSW campaign.

‘He is also a spokesman for the Boomerang Alliance, which campaigns for better recycling, and he lends his skills and inspiration to projects around the world that work to reduce the impact waste has on the environment. I encourage everyone to come and hear what he has to say.’

The campaign so far has seen students learn about the impact litter and pollution can have on local water quality and how we all have a role to play in protecting our waterways. Students were also involved in the development of an educational postcard, which was distributed to homes in Thornton and Chisholm.

More information about him and his projects can be found at