October 2010 – Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living

Outstanding Business of the Month:  Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living

This month’s worthy winner is community driven with the aim of promoting education for sustainable homes and gardens.


Centre Co-ordinator, Helen Byfield-Fleming has a background in teaching and it certainly shows in her passion for the education of youth.  She puts her time and energy into offering students work placement opportunities, not only in Tourism, but in Business Services and Primary Industries as well. Helen tailors the work to their HSC curriculum and the Tourism students get involved in festivals, market days and school workshops.  She enjoys providing a supportive work environment for Year 11 and 12 students before they commence work in the ‘real’ world.

Helen says “The students are amazing.  They’re funny, kind, generous and brilliant.”

She has a message for businesses that aren’t yet involved in this program “Give the students a go.  Your business may learn something new – these kids are our future.”

As this month’s winner, the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living will receive profiling in the Macarthur Chronicle, one month’s free advertising on C91.3FM, exposure on www.mwlp.com.au and thanks to Event Cinemas Campbelltown, Gold Class movie tickets.

To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone Peter Miller at MWLP on 4625 1863 or email peter.miller@mwlp.com.au

Areas of interest other than Tourism are Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, Hospitality, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries and Retail.

It’s a great way to showcase your business and it’s free. 

To find out more about the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living attend their open day on Sunday 17th October 10am-3pm.  There will be performers, kids’ activities, tours, food stalls, craft and lots more.  Everyone is welcome. Go to www.mcsl.org.au .

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