sustainability At OLD ORCHARD
Our School is Becoming ResourceSmart
This year our school has taken action to become more environmentally sustainable through a Victorian Government initiative called ResourceSmart Schools.
ResourceSmart Schools is a program that helps our school embed sustainability in everything we do. We are aiming to reduce our resource use (like electricity, waste and water) and support indigenous plants and animals. This will also help us to save money. We also want to involve students, families and other members of our school and local community.
We are working with Kate Checkley from CERES Environment Park on the actions of the Core Module.
We are aiming to create a strong foundation for our sustainability program, continue to build on our sustainability achievements, monitor our resource use by using a free website called ResourceSmart Online, improve our gardens, improve our energy/waste/water systems, get our community involved, participate in exciting events, supporting our students, including sustainability in our curriculum.
We can’t wait to share our achievements with you, see our gardens grow, reduce our school’s impact, help make the Earth a better place for all and contribute to a sustainable future for all.
Read more about ResourceSmart Schools at https://secure.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au