As well as incorporating our environmental sustainability policy into our curriculum, we have set targets for achieving water conservation, reduction in energy use, and improving waste management.

Over the next three years we aim to:

  1. Increase the school community’s involvement in the vegetable garden.
  2. Reduce waste by 25%
  3. Reduce water consumption by 20%
  4. Reduce energy consumption by 25%

We are making great links with various members of our local community. Our school neighbours and families have donated time and plants.

Parents and friends join us on Earth Lesson days to help us weed, plant and mulch in the garden. They are even welcome to participate in lesson activities so that awareness raising conversations can be shared at home.

Local environmental interest groups also play a role in supporting our journey.

Landcare, Coles Junior Landcare Grant, 15 Trees, Badger Voluntary Animal Care Group. We have even conducted a school biodiversity audit and a transport audit. These have been useful in highlighting the future actions we can pursue to lighten our school community footprint.

By Ballarat Steiner School|2017-11-06T18:00:22+10:00July 17th, 2013|0 Comments