Congratulations young cassowaries!

@JCU Congratulations young cassowaries!

Congratulations young cassowaries!

young cassowaries

Pictured: Sustainability Club members Teneille Hielscher (left) and Will McDonald (second from right) with award finalist Daniel Kim and WTMA Executive Director Scott Buchanan.

The student-run Sustainability Club at JCU in Cairns has won the Young Cassowary Award, in recognition of its leadership and hard work.

The Cassowary Awards are presented by the Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) and recognise inspirational people and their community stewardship of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

The Sustainability Club was praised for trail-blazing work by committed volunteers who promote awareness of environmental issues, encourage participation and practical action, and promote care of the environment through responsible lifestyle habits.

The Young Cassowary Award is sponsored by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and is one of eight awards presented at a ceremony on the weekend.