Leopold’s Treat slide guitarist, didgeridoo player and harmony bringer Kieran Richardt is the director of Natura Education, a small business doing gigantic things for the environment both locally on the Gold Coast and internationally. This is what recently won the team the United Nations Environment Day Award.
I was truly blessed to have been a part of the Natura Education team for six years, having recently departed in October 2015 to focus more on the musical direction and spend some time working and living on an organic vegetable farm in Northern New South Wales. In my time at Natura I saw the company grow in its endeavours and also in its staff members. In 2015 alone, we worked with around 32, 000 kids of all ages from 180 schools and early learning centres! These days, Natura does in one term what we would have done in one year in its humble beginnings!
So now, we have a call to action. The team at Natura needs our help! Natura Education are currently FINALISTS in the 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards. They need your vote to help them take it one step further and TAKE HOME THE PRIZE for their efforts in creating and recently releasing the ‘Waterways Field Guide Project’ as part of the successful, interactive and educational Gold Coast Waterwatch Initiative in conjunction with the City of Gold Coast Catchment Management Unit! The project produced a series of four booklets on water bugs, habitats, riparian vegetation and life cycles. They are photographic and informative field guides with information relevant to the east coast of Australia. More info here!