A web portal supporting government and non-government schools across NSW to undertake environmental projects that embed sustainability activities into curriculum and community participation, is up and running.
The Sustainable Schools NSW initiative and website was launched by the Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water, the Hon. Phil Koperberg and the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. John Della Bosca on 8 November 2007 at Parliament House in Sydney.
What's on the Sustainable Schools website?
Schools can develop an online School Environmental Management Plan that brings together teaching, learning and sustainability activities.
Schools are also able to:
- monitor progress on their plan
- calculate their environmental impact
- share achievements, lessons and successes
- access and share resources for planning, implementing and reviewing sustainability education activities.
Do you work with schools?
Individuals and organisations that work with schools can also register and participate by promoting your program, sharing projects, web links and achievements on the site and find out what others are doing in NSW, nationally and internationally.
To register for Sustainable Schools visit sustainableschools.nsw.edu.au
What's happening in 2008?
In 2008 there will be professional learning workshops for teachers and others to assist them to integrate sustainability activities into programs as well as to develop school environmental management plans.
The Sustainable Schools website is a partnership between the Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Training, which aims to support all schools, their partners and the community in realising a positive environmental vision within a quality educational context.
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