Boomerang Bags Nundah Co-Coordinator Rachel Long Recognised at Cleaner Suburbs Awards 2018

In recognition of her contribution to environmental efforts, Boomerang Bags Nundah co-coordinator Rachel Long was awarded the Councillors’ Clean Green Choice Award at the 2018 Cleaner Suburbs Awards.

Rachel was part of the group that established Boomerang Bags Nundah, a local branch of the Queensland-based group Boomerang Bags.

Rachel Long Councillors’ Clean Green Choice Award
Photo credit: Rachel Long/Facebook

Boomerang Bags Nundah is made up of volunteers who sew reusable bags from recycled materials. They meet regularly every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening each month at Nundah Neighbourhood Centre.

Aside from the Nundah-based group, Rachel also created the first ‘Burbs to the Bay’ Kedron Brook Bikeway litter clean-up event. This event followed Kedron Brook across six council wards to clean up the waterways.

Green Army

Aside from Rachel, this year’s Cleaner Suburbs Awards also hailed the efforts of schools, community groups and individuals. The event recognised groups and individuals for their efforts in litter prevention, waste innovation, and clean-up efforts.

“The Cleaner Suburb Awards champion the achievements of residents and groups who are working together for a clean and green city and today we have recognised 14 individuals, groups and businesses for their dedication to sustainability,” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said.

This year’s winners share in a prize pool of $4,000.

See the full list of winners.