Nominate a garden or environmental project to win $5,000

The Back to Earth Initiative shows how your household food and green waste is put to good use, creating compost to help farms, gardens and community green spaces grow.

Making sure everyone uses their green bins correctly to produce great compost is just one of the ways we are working with the community. The Back to Earth Initiative is giving schools, early learning centres and community groups the chance to win a $5000 grand prize and $1000 for a runner up in each participating council to bring your garden or environmental project to life.

Perhaps your school could benefit from a composting system or worm farm, your kinder needs a veggie patch or you’re keen to kick off a community garden.

Nominate by 4pm, Friday 17 April for your chance to win.

The community will vote for their favourite project to win from Monday, 4 May until 10am, Friday, 29 May.

There’s just a few things to know before you get started (also view the full terms and conditions):

  • Projects must be located and benefit the community within one of the 28 participating councils—see terms and conditions for full list.
  • Make sure you get permission from the organisation or community group you are nominating or landholder before you nominate. An email or letter (scanned and attached) from the authorised representative (e.g. the principal, director or land owner) or complete this permission form (B2E 2020 - permission for nominated project). You only need to do one of these three. Email it to
  • At the end of the nomination form you'll need to upload an image of your project which will be published on the website with your nomination. This image should be engaging and is a key way to attract votes for your project—images with people in them are preferred.
  • Pull together all your information as a separate document before completing this online form (you don’t want to lose your nomination half way through and information can’t be edited once it’s been submitted).




The person we can contact to confirm permission for this project nomination.


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