School resources

Three children in their school garden at North Fitzroy Public SchoolEnvironmental educational programs provide a great opportunity for students to learn about environmental issues and to act for a healthier environment.

Sustainable Schools

The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) is a partnership of the Australian Government, the States and Territories that seeks to support schools and their communities to become sustainable. The AuSSI involves participants in a whole-of-school approach, to explore through real-life learning experiences, improvements in a school’s management of resources and facilities including energy, waste, water, biodiversity, landscape design, products and materials. It also addresses associated social and financial issues. The Initiative’s vision is for all Australian schools and their communities to be sustainable.

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative - DEWHA website

Water - Learn It! Live It!

The Water - Learn it! Live it! program allows schools to actively implement water education and conservation across the primary and secondary curriculum. While developing a knowledge and awareness of water as a precious source to be protected, students will learn about behaviours and actions they can adopt to reduce water consumption and improve water management .

Water - Learn it! Live it! website


Waterwatch Victoria is a community engagement program connecting local communities and schools with river health and sustainable water management issues.

Waterwatch website

ResourceSmart schools

ResourceSmart Schools is the umbrella that links the wide range of sustainability programs available to Victorian schools. Integrating state and federal programs, ResourceSmart Schools brings together a consortium of sustainability educators and delivery organisations to help Victorian schools minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity, and cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

ResourceSmart Schools website - Sustainability Victoria

Further information
Lisa Coffa
Waste Minimisation Coordinator
9205 5517


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