Friday, July 23, 2010

Sustainable Schools

HOW CAN A SCHOOL BUILD SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES INTO THEIR CAMPUS? The Dept of Education and Training in Queensland is on a fast track to building sustainability into its schools by providing support and resources to schools who want to turn green.

The Sustainable Schools program outlines how a school can start by developing its own School Environmental Management Plan (SEMP). This will allow a school to integrate environmental considerations into school planning as a whole. The step by step process pilots an overarching cultural shift guided by ecologically sustainable principles, adopting sustainable practises at a local level.

The SEMP tool for schools provides a choice of focus areas so every school has the opportunity to be engaged. Any school that wishes to participate can go to the Sustainable Schools website to register – click here.

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