The Energex Community and Sustainability Fund (ECSF) will share $75,000 between 25 local South-East Queensland community groups including schools, the Australian Red Cross, scout groups, community kindergartens, surf lifesaving organisations, environmental protection programs, disability support groups and veterans associations.
All ECSF sponsorships are wholly-funded by the sale of scrap metal and other materials. More than 72 per cent of all waste generated across Energex was recycled last financial year, including 2798 tonnes of scrap metal, 3734 tonnes of timber and 604,501L of oil – all recycled from the company’s capital works and maintenance programs.
The initiative, now in its fourth year, injects important funds into local organisations for community-based and sustainable projects.
“Energex is committed to help local communities across the South-East, and what better way to help than by turning our trash into their treasure,” acting chief executive officer Peter Price said.