Sustainable Schools is a free program offered by Green Adelaide to help you teach about and connect to the natural world, lead informed action, and enable active citizens.
The program is strongly underpinned by the principles of Education for Sustainability (EfS): developing the knowledge, skills, values, and world views necessary to act in ways that contribute to creating a more ecologically and socially just world.
Sustainable Schools provides a range of tools, resources and support strategies to help you:
- develop a shared vision for your site’s sustainability story
- embed sustainability into your school/preschool culture, curriculum and practice
- link with other school communities and service providers
- design hands-on learning (building frog ponds, vegetable plots and butterfly gardens)
- investigate wildlife and create habitat in your school and beyond
Importantly, we can assist you to become a local showcase for sustainability action and education with your local community.
Through Sustainable Schools you can access:
- professional development training and networking events
- climate action resources and programs to green and cool your school
- youth voice resources and programs, including the Youth Environment Council
- local information (including ID charts, factsheets and games) on animals, plants, environments and climate change
- a loan library of books, videos, curriculum resources and equipment
- a weekly email newsletter.
Sustainable Schools aligns with the Australian Curriculum and Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
To learn more about the Sustainable Schools Program, please visit the Green Adelaide website
The Green Adelaide Education team looks forward to establishing a partnership with you and supporting you and your local communities to be leaders in sustainability.
Education Coordinator (Central Adelaide)
08 8234 7255