ResourceSmart Schools

ResourceSmart Schools is an 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 Debbie Rovere via email on debbie.rovere@lmwrrg.vic.gov.au.

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