Margaret Ferguson 2014
Margaret Ferguson, Snowy River Shire Council
Margaret was the first female to join the Snowy River Shire Council waste department. Margaret has implemented successful communication strategies which were used during a major waste and recycling upgrade.
Margaret is responsible for developing community education campaigns such as composting workshops, a recycling week expo that shows sustainable living ideas, and an annual waste and recycling booklet. These have helped, with Council seeing a decrease in household waste to landfill and an increase in household recycling.
Margaret has also involved local school students in a waste and recycling project where students designed artwork which is now on the waste and recycling vehicles. Margaret has also been involved with preschool children learning about their environment and how worm farming and composting can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Margaret was nominated by Mr Joseph Vescio, General Manager of the Snowy River Shire Council