ResourceSmart Schools (RSS) program is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability into everything they do. In the Grampians Central West Region (from Bacchus Marsh to the South Australian border) Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group coordinates the program.
Schools are encouraged to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions tracking the schools progress through monitoring bills and identify savings made.
More than 1000 schools in Victoria have signed up to the ResourceSmart Schools program, since the launch of a similar program back in 2003.
The program has many benefits for your school including:
- Support from facilitators
- Recognition through working through modules and achieving stars
- Linked to learning and curriculum
- Being a sustainable school
- Build connections
“Being involved in RSS helped to reinvigorate our staff and we are now sustainability leaders in our region!’
Kate, RSS Secondary Teacher of the Year 2016
Would you like to chat to us about becoming an RSS school? Send us an email and we will get in touch!
Not sure where to start your journey or want to pick someone’s brains about projects for the year? Come and find us on Facebook. We have a page of ideas and information all ready for you:
ResourceSmart Schools Grampians Facebook page
We also have a Facebook Group specifically for schools to join so that you can all discuss ideas, journeys and offer help to one another. Please send us an email so that we can invite you to join the group.