ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability into everything they do.
Schools take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The ResourceSmart Schools program helps schools reduce costs, while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability, in a tangible and realistic environment.
The ResourceSmart Schools website helps your school track its sustainability journey, and identify the savings made. The Sustainability Certification process rewards your progress and allows you to reach for the stars!
Grampians Central West WRRG coordinates the ResourceSmart Schools program in our region, and provides Facilitators and Assessors to our schools. The ResourceSmart Schools program, can put you in touch with networks, programs and other organisations focussed on sustainability.
|Support||Sustainability experts support the school on their sustainability journey and schools track and measure their progress using the online system|
|Recognition||Sustainability Certification and the ResourceSmart Schools Awards recognise and reward school activity.|
|Savings||Save on energy, water and waste bills – and greenhouse gas emissions.|
|Adaptable||Schools create a unique environmental management system and can work with any sustainability program or organisation within the ResourceSmart Schools framework.|
|Learning||Students learn take-home lessons about sustainable actions as required by the Australian Curriculum.|
|Sustainable schools||Schools learn to operate more sustainably, reducing costs and minimising their impact on the environment through efficient resource use.|
|Community||Practical support for schools and communities to live and work more sustainably and to support other schools and environmental partners along the way.|
A step-by-step guide to ResourceSmart Schools
ResourceSmart Schools encourages real-life sustainability learning, and helps schools save money.
ResourceSmart Schools can access support to help them understand and implement sustainability across their curriculum.
With over 200 actions, across 5 modules, ResourceSmart Schools helps you make the small steps required to get huge results.
Sustainability Certification recognises and rewards the hard work and performance of ResourceSmart Schools.
Who is involved?
More than 1000 schools in Victoria have signed up to the ResourceSmart Schools program, since the launch of a similar program back in 2003.
If you are new to ResourceSmart Schools, check out the ResourceSmart Schools website – Getting started section. If your school is already implementing ResourceSmart Schools, login to your account and keep going!