Manly's Eco Award recognises our Unsung Heros

And the winner of the 2012 Eco Award is... SILKE STUCKENBROCK 

Photographer and environmentalist Silke Stuckenbrock took out this year's Manly Environment Centre Eco Award for her internet-based ‘clean up’ movement - the Two Hands Project.

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The 2011 winner of the Eco Award is ERNIE MURRAY

Manly Environment Centre recently held its annual Eco Awards to recognise the members of our community for their outstanding contribution to the conservation of our environment in Manly. Over 100 people attended the event which was held at the prestigious International College of Manly Sydney. 

From the 8th till the 11th of September 2011 Manly Environment Centre was celebrating 20 years of environmental advocacy and community education with a high profile four day International Conference of Eco Ideas in North Head Sanctuary.

On Sunday 5th December 2010 the Manly Environment Centre hosted the 17th Ocean Care Day Festival, a free community event by the sea with 40+ eco exhibitors, launched by Ian Keirnan and Ben Peacock as Master of Ceremonies.

On Sunday 6th December 2009 the Manly Environment Centre hosted the 16th Ocean Care Day Festival, a free hands-on family event on Manly Beach. This year's festival celebrated the 'International Year of Astronomy' with activities around tidelines. Astronomers from the Sydney Observatory explained the effects of the moon and the sun on our tides and showed sun spots through a special H-Alpha telescope.

On Thursday, April 22, Earth Day celebrated its 40th anniversary.  To celebrate this day, Manly Environment Centre promoted the use of reusable coffee cups in Manly. Australians use approximately 500 million disposable cups a year – that’s 951 per minute.

The launch of the 'Beauty of Biodiversity' - Art Exhibition was a great sucess. Around 100 guests admired the work of local artists. The paintings and sculptures captured the beauty of Manly's extraordinary biodiversity.

The combined display of the Manly Environment Centre, Manly’s Penguin Wardens, Eco Divers, Sydney Wildlife, Balgowlah Heights Public School and the North Head Sanctuary Foundation in the ALIVE exhibition at the Australian Museum was a great opportunity to show Manly’s rich biodiversity.

This event in Cabbage Tree Bay, Manly, brought government, local organisations and local people together to involve them in an environmental project.

New South Wales Nature Conservation Council annual event Walk Against Warming 2010 attracted 10,000 people to Bellmore Park in Sydney to march around the city to highlight the need to act urgently on climate change. Amongst the participants were Manly Environment Centre, the Wilderness Society and Chip Busters. Manly Environment Centre had penguins and jellyfish and frogs to highlight the International Year of Biodiversity.

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