The 2019 recipients of Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest’s Green Steam funding are Maitland Public School and Earthcare Park Landcare Group.
Maitland Public School will put the funds towards their Gardening Club and green enterprises which aim to assist students to develop their social skills and appreciation of the environment. Now in its second year, the Gardening Club allows students to research crops and work as a team to plant, weed, feed and harvest.
Landcare Group will use the funds to continue their restoration work at Earthcare Park including the reintroduction of a wide variety of indigenous grasses.
Green Steam is an initiative where $2.00 from every ticket sold helps support local environmental recovery programs, renewable energy projects and greening initiatives to assist in offsetting the carbon emissions produced by the steam operations of Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest.
Each year expressions of interest are sought from non-profit organisations seeking investments in their programs and projects which improve the natural environment.