Sustainability Victoria has selected 33 finalists across 11 categories for their innovative work in promoting greener practices and achieving more sustainable outcomes within their schools and communities, as part of this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
Seven primary schools across Australia have won their share of cash and prizes as part of a nationwide competition that encouraged students to get crafty, while focussing on this year’s environmental theme.
Sustainability is a pressing issue that continues to gain widespread attention. Businesses and institutions across various sectors – including schools – are seeking out smarter and greener practices to help deliver a greener future.
The Bostik Smart Schools program is offering primary students across Australia the chance to win a share in $21,000 worth of grants and prizes for their school, by entering a unique craft project inspired by this year’s theme of environment and sustainability.
Cool Australia has teamed up with the Jane Goodall Institute Australia to launch a series of primary lessons that encourage critical thinking about issues including deforestation, climate change and waste. Education Matters speaks with celebrated scientist and environmental activist Dr Jane Goodall ahead of her upcoming Australian tour.
Recognising the efforts that teachers, students and parents make to positively impact the environment, entries for Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards are now open.