Resources

Listed below are a range of resources and ideas that may help you and your school become more environmentally efficient.

Establish a Team Leader Sustainability / Environmental Coordinator

  • One strategy to support the implementation of the Sustainability Education Policy for Schools is to identify a team leader to assist the principal and school community to embed the DEC Sustainability Education Policy for Schools within the school culture. This role involves ensuring the school has a sustainability committee that includes representation from all stakeholders in the school community. Download the following PDF to find out more about the team leader sustainability role Team Leader Role Statement

Energy Efficiency resources

Water Efficiency Resources

 General Resources and teaching materials

  • Sustainable Schools NSW
    Supporting school communities to learn and act for the environment
  • Cool Australia – Bringing sustainability and environment into the classroom for teachers and students

Sustainability support for student leaders (See also Youth Environment Network)

  • Lets improve – make the move! – An SRC brochure on how to start school environmental projects
  • Enviro Inspiro competition – A NSW SRC competition for student teams from NSW public schools. teams create a 5 minute DVD and a 2 page report to showcase their successful student-led environmental project. Student teams can win one of three major school ‘prizes’ valued up to $3,000. The competition is a great way for students to engage with their local community in meaningful learning experiences to improve the environment.