At a statewide meeting of Climate action groups in May 2008 it was decided to organise a human sign project. School and community groups across the state created signs based upon a theme in which individual communities contribute a word or sentence for an aerial photo montage and video. Fran Woodruff (Environment Officer for the Surf Coast Shire) co-ordinated the event and enlisted SCEG to support this statewide awareness raising venture. Barwon Water, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, and the Surf Coast Shire generously sponsored the event covering costs of the flight, photography and video. Cormac Hanrahan took photographs and the event made the front page of the Surf Coast Times! A professional quality DVD of the event was available and copies provided to participating schools, as well as the film being posted to youtube – view it below. Congratulations to all students and staff on their inspired messages!

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative Victoria (AuSSi Vic.)  is helping schools implement more sustainable practices. Visit the website for more info.