The 2015 Get Back to Tap for Turtles competition was a huge success!
Seven schools from across our service area 'got back' to drinking tap water rather than bottled water and helped raised almost $10,000 for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Turtle Rehabilitation Program.
Not only that, more than 3,500 primary school students learned about the benefits of tap water and the negative impacts of plastic water bottle waste on our environment and local turtles.
Did you know?
Up to 30% of sea turtle deaths in our waterways are caused from plastic ingestion, and there has been a 50% increase in plastic water bottle waste recorded recently.
Congratulations to Burnside State School, who were the Get Back to Tap 2015 winners - for the second year in a row!
Burnside raised more than $2,200, taking them to the top of the leaderboard.
- a chilled water bubbler
- an in-school visit from the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Rescue Team, and
- a class excursion to Australia Zoo with two special animal encounters.
Our Lady of the Rosary Caloundra were the runners-up and they received a class excursion to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital with a sneak peek into the hospital.
Thank you to all of the schools that participated!