Hume residents who are passionate about the environment are being encouraged to sign up as an Enviro Champion.

The council’s Enviro Champions training program kicks off on February 16, providing participants with 10 weeks of training to help them deliver a project to better the community.

Mayor Carly Moore said the program has become very popular and has helped many projects become a reality.

“If you are a Hume resident who is passionate about the environment and wishes to make a difference in your local community, joining Enviro Champions is an ideal way for you to realise your goals,” she said.

“This program is an opportunity for people to meet to support, protect and strengthen the environment and the community through the training and projects they choose to pursue.

“You are not required to have a specific project in mind to join. If you care about the environment and want to make like-minded friends, you are a potential Enviro Champ.”

Previous Enviro Champions projects have included a Hume seed library, online social media eco hub, making reusable produce bags and action on climate change.

The training sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 6-8.30pm and participants can work alone or as part of a team to develop a project.

The program also includes day-time field trips and an evening graduation.

Details: www.hume.vic.gov.au/envirochamps