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Sustainability Champions in Gippsland

ResourceSmart Schools supported around 85 schools across Gippsland in 2018-19.

Across Victoria, RSS worked with 27% of schools in 2018-19, with RSS Gippsland working with 31% of schools in Gippsland.

Projects included development of two frog bogs, revegetation and garden projects, support for additional resources, water efficiency infrastructure and school incursions.

It was inspiring to support Airly Primary School and Yinnar Primary School to become certified as 5 Star Schools. Gippsland now has a total of three 5 Star Schools, with many more looking to achieve this status in 2019-20.

To complement the work done in schools, RSS Gippsland also delivered professional development training to teachers in six locations across Gippsland. Sixty-five teachers completed the training and provided positive feedback of their experiences.

Small Steps, Huge Results

The ResourceSmart Schools program has grown significantly in Gippsland.

During its first 10 years (2008-17), the savings generated across Gippsland schools amounted to more than $1.7 million.

Savings of over:

  • 9,100 tonnes of greenhouse gasses
  • 9,300 m3 of waste
  • 17,700 KL of water

With 24,700 trees planted to enhance biodiversity.

Great schools doing great things

Becoming ResourceSmart

It’s easy.

Contact Alison Taylor - Gippsland's RSS Coordinator on:
E   alison.taylor@gwrrg.vic.gov.au
T   03 5633 2744

Visit the ResourceSmart Schools website for further details at www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/School

Download the ResourceSmart Schools brochure (pdf)

Check out our recent ResourceSmart Schools newsletters

 

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