ResourceSmart

ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do.

Schools take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

ResourceSmart Schools helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment.

In 2010 /11 Killara Primary School became part of the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic Program managed by Sustainability Victoria and supported by the DEECD. The two main outcomes of this program are:

  • Sustainability outcomes for the school – by improving energy, materials and water efficiency; encouraging behaviour change and understanding sustainability issues
  • Curriculum outcomes for the school – by linking curriculum content to student actions relating to improving the school’s sustainability.

Our accomplishments so far:

2011/2012 we completed the Core Module.

2012/2013 we completed the Waste Module .

2013/2015 we completed the Energy Module.

2015/2016 we updated the Core, Energy and Waste Modules.

2015/2016 we are working on the Biodiversity Module.

2016/2017 we will be working on the Water Module.

Currently Killara has received 4 stars and are now regarded as a 4 Star Sustainability School.

 

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Some of our HEROs completing an Energy

Audit of the school.