Nundah’s Environmental Warrior Wins Clean, Green Award

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Above: Rachel Long with ABC Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Councillor Adam Allan and Jack Johnson

Nundah local and environmental activist Rachel Long has won the 2018 Councillors’ Clean Green Choice Award in the recent Cleaner Suburbs Awards.

Rachel, who is a passionate environmental warrior, leads by example while thinking globally and acting locally.

“I have transitioned from a person who simply collects litter, composts and recycles to someone who actively reduces their personal waste and participates in grassroots campaigns that are based around litter prevention, waste minimisation, and sustainable living,” says Rachel.

Rachel has volunteered with almost forty different organisations in the last five years, including Green Music Australia, Keep Queensland Beautiful, Northey Street City Farm, and Clean Up Australia.

Rachel helped to establish Boomerang Bags Nundah, creating bags made of donated up-cycled fabric as an alternative to single-use plastic.

She also established the inaugural Burbs to the Bay Kedron Brook Bikeway litter clean-up event, which follows Kedron Brook across six council wards.

Councillor Adam Allan was pleased with Rachel’s award win and commended Rachel on her “energetic and committed efforts in recycling, litter reduction, waste reduction, community gardens, and active travel.”

To follow Rachel’s environmental efforts, visit: www.facebook.com/rlongdrive