Extra Funds Boost Sustainability in Schools

Frog bogs, chooks, water efficiencies and trash puppets are just some of exciting initiatives put forward by schools in Gippsland to further sustainability.

Thirteen ResourceSmart Schools across Gippsland have shared in $13,000 of funding to help them become more sustainable.

In May, ResourceSmart Schools Gippsland offered the opportunity for schools to apply for extra funds to help deliver on their sustainability, education and community stewardship goals.

Alison Taylor, ResourceSmart Schools Coordinator for Gippsland said, ‘It’s been fantastic for us to support schools who have worked hard to investigate what they need to be more sustainable. Reading through their submissions has been encouraging and inspiring and I’m excited to see them put their plans in place and deliver real changes for their school and community.”

An interesting array of projects have been funded. East Gippsland Specialist School, Korumburra Primary School and Araluen Primary School will direct their funds toward productive gardens including vegetable gardens and chickens. Bairnsdale Primary School will add materials and resources focussed on sustainability to their exciting new science resource hub.

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