Canon Australia announces the winners of its 2016 Environmental Grants Program

31st August 2016, 01:00pm
Canon Australia has today announced the winners of its eleventh annual Environmental Grants Program, revealing three projects set to receive grants in-kind to help achieve their sustainability goals. 

The projects, surrounding ocean wildlife monitoring, dune planting and insect observation, were selected based on the positive impact they have on the environment, sought across two categories - Community and Schools. 

In addition to the grants, Canon Australia is also providing all finalists with a discount of 15% to spend on Canon equipment of their choice, with the hope it will support them in their environmental initiatives. 

The winning projects from Australia include: 

WINNERS ($5,000 grant)

COMMUNITY: Living Ocean (NSW) – Raises awareness of human impact on oceanic health through two key projects: a marine studies program that monitors ocean wildlife and a beach clean-up campaign called ‘No Plastic Please’. •

SCHOOL: Helensvale State High School (QLD) – Students determine which beneficial insects should be introduced to naturally prevent crop destruction. Through conducting time-lapse photography to monitoring predator insects that prey on seasonal food crops.

RUNNER UP ($1,000 grant)

Marmion Primary School (WA) – Students are involved in a cultivation workshop where 600 native seeds/cuttings of dune species are planted in an effort to sustain the local coastal ecosystem and promote awareness of erosion damage in the wider school community.  

"This year we received more applications than ever before and were in awe of the remarkable work Australians are undertaking to help the environment through sustainable practices. We are proud to be able to support these initiatives and provide schools and communities with the tools they need to further enhance their projects."

Yusuke Mizoguchi, Managing Director, Canon Oceania
“By supporting local environmental initiatives, Canon is able to enact on its corporate philosophy Kyosei, which translates to ‘working together for the common good’. We’re excited to see how the Canon equipment will be used to support these projects that are making an incredible difference.”
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