Founder and director of The Greenwall Company Mark Paul received the
2014 AIH Award of Excellence for Community Projects in recognition of his PET
Bottle Greenwall Project. The 2014 AIH Award of Excellence winners were
announced on November 7 during the AIH Conference at the Novotel Brighton in
Mark said that the AIH Award of Excellence represents recognition and
acknowledgement of their PET bottle greenwall projects among the horticultural community.
Rolled out as a school initiative, the PET Bottle Greenwall Project is
designed not only to reclaim the built environment but also educate students on
the importance of recycling and creating natural habitats with the objective of
instilling these environmental values in the next generation.
Completely driven by students, the PET Bottle Greenwall Project provides
a fun learning experience while educating school children about reusing and
recycling products such as plastic bottles to make something with a purpose.
Mark Paul has spent over 30 years testing and installing greenwalls
suited to the Australian climate. The project began with the first PET bottle
greenwall being installed at St Rose Catholic School followed by a number of
schools who have also implemented the program. The Greenwall Company is working
on an educational resource kit, which will allow other schools to take up the
Presented by the National Council in recognition of innovative
horticultural achievement, the AIH Award of Excellence is open to members who have
held AIH memberships for more than four years and have demonstrated consistent achievement
in a horticultural field including education and media.