ResourceSmart Schools

 

Term 3 2021
ResourceSmart Schools
Sustainability Goalkicking Competition 

 


Join the fun, kick sustainability goals at your school each week during Term 3 and be in the running to win one of 10 prizes for your school. Follow along on our weekly ladder.

 

The simple weekly challenges (goals) for the Term will be announced on July 1st 2021, with the competition commencing in week 1 of Term 3. Get your students involved to compete with other local schools to see who can kick the most goals and which school will be named the Loddon Mallee RSS Goal Kicking Champion School of 2021. There are fantastic prizes to be won!!!

 

All schools registered with Loddon Mallee ResourceSmart Schools will be automatically entered into the competition. To register to join ResourceSmart Schools and become part of this FREE, award winning program, visit https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/schools.

 

Download the term three list of goals and start kicking those goals today. Please note goals can be kicked in advance, and points will be tallied on the weekend following the relevant week. For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions, please scroll further down this page. 

Prizes:

  • First Prize (over $3000 value)
  • 2 x Urban Farm Kits from BioFilta Food Cube, valued at $2000, this prize includes 4 wicking beds (2 slim and 2 square, and 2 growing frames) Australian made from recycled food grade plastic.
  • a years supply of seeds from Mr Fothergills
  • 2 x BirdNesting Boxes made for us by Marong Mens Shed
  • $1,000 Cash
  • Second Prize (over $1750 value)
  • 1 x Urban Farm Kit from BioFilta Food Cube, valued at $1000, this prize includes 2 wicking beds (1 slim and 1 square, and 1 growing frames) Australian made from recycled food grade plastic.
  • a years supply of seeds from Mr Fothergills
  • 1 BirdNesting Box made for us by Marong Mens Shed
  • $750 Cash
  • Third Prize (over $1500 value)
  • 1 x Urban Farm Kit from BioFilta Food Cube, valued at $1000, this prize includes 2 wicking beds (1 slim and 1 square, and 1 growing frames) Australian made from recycled food grade plastic.
  • a years supply of seeds from Mr Fothergills
  • 1 BirdNesting Box made for us by Marong Mens Shed
  • $500 Cash
  • Fourth – Tenth Prizes
  • $500 Cash each
RSS Loddon Mallee Prizes

2021 Loddon Mallee ResourceSmart Schools

Sustainability Goal Kicking Competition

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to be a part of the competition?

No need to register! We will automatically enter all Loddon Mallee registered ResourceSmart Schools into the competition. So if you’re not registered, now is a great time to sign up. It’s completely free and obligation free.

 

How does the competition work?

On July 1st we will release a list of weekly goals – the Sustainability Goal list on our website and Facebook page. There will be three goals each week and you will receive 6 points for each goal kicked by the end of the week.

 

How will you know I have kicked a Goal?

The Sustainability Goal List will include details about corresponding Actions in the ResourceSmart Schools portal (eg. Waste – Action C3.2). You will need to upload evidence of the designated Goal/Action as per the information on the Sustainability Goal List. This needs to be done by the close of business on the Friday of each week.

 

How will I know what evidence of the Goal to put up on the RSS Portal?

The Sustainability Goal List will give you some examples of the type of evidence we are looking for.

 

There will be three goals available to “kick” each week. What happens if I only get one completed?

That’s fine. You receive 6 points per Goal completed. Simply upload the evidence and mark that Action on the RSS portal as completed by the end of the associated week.

 

I wasn’t able to complete the first two weeks. Can I still join in?

Absolutely!! However, you will not be able to score points for the Goals associated with the weeks in the competition that you missed.

 

This week (week 3) we completed an action that is listed in week 8. Can I upload evidence of this to the RSS Portal now?

Yes!! You can work forward. (You can start kicking goals from July 1st.) We will see that Action has been completed when we check in week 8. You will receive the points allocated to it then.

 

It’s week 6. I have now completed one of the Goals in week 3. Can I still get 6 points for this?

Unfortunately, not! In this competition, to be fair for everyone, you will not be awarded points retrospectively.

 

How will I know how my school is going?

Check the weekly ladder to see how your school is going. The ladder will be published on our website and on our Facebook page. You can share this with your school community, so you have lots of people cheering you on.

 

What will my school and I get out of being in the competition?

You will get so much out of taking part in this competition!

  • You will be in the running to win some fabulous prizes. The top 10 schools on the ladder win prizes! 
  • You will increase your knowledge of the content and use of the Portal.
  • You will tick of actions as completed in a range of the ResourceSmart Modules, making completing modules easier.

 


 

ResourceSmart Schools

ResourceSmart Schools is a FREE award-winning Victorian Government program that assists schools to embed sustainability in everything they do, encourages real-life sustainability learning, and helps schools save money. Schools participating in the program can access support to help them understand and implement sustainability across their curriculum. http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/school

ResourceSmart Schools in the Loddon Mallee Region

Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (Loddon Mallee WRRG) coordinates and facilitates the ResourceSmart Schools program across the Loddon Mallee region, from Gisborne to Mildura, and from Maryborough to Kyabram.

We support schools through the program, to help school staff, students and school communities reduce energy, water and waste production, and improve biodiversity.

Why participate in the ResourceSmart Schools program?

“Through consultation with our school community we set clear sustainability actions that were then incorporated in our School Strategic Plan. We started with the easy goals of compost and paper. I believe our sustainable practice has had a positive impact on enrolments. We are very proud of our stars with ResourceSmart Schools and are committed to the sustainable goals we have set for the future.”

Julie Holden, ex Principal, Chewton Primary School

Impact and success of ResourceSmart Schools in the Loddon Mallee

As schools progress through the ResourceSmart program, they receive star certification. Schools who have achieved 5 Stars have demonstrated leadership both within their student community and broader community and have made links with other schools to continue conversations and actions for sustainability.

To find out more about the ResourceSmart Schools Program or to register as a ResourceSmart School, visit the Sustainability Victoria website or contact the Regional Coordinator Debbie Rovere via email on debbie.rovere@lmwrrg.vic.gov.au.

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