Sustainable Schools Network

All Hallows Vegetable Garden
All Hallows Vegetable Garden

Council launched the Sustainable Schools Network (SSN) in March 2012 and includes 14 active member schools participating. The aim of the network is to assist, advise and inspire schools to incorporate sustainability education within the curriculum and run projects within the school community.
The SSN is managed by the Sustainability Team and offers environmental grants, free sustainability workshops and four network meetings each year (one per term) hosted by schools on a rotating basis.

Each meeting includes:

  • Guest speaker on a sustainability topic
  • Announcements of free workshops and grant opportunities
  • Information about sustainability resources, tools and programs available from  environmental organisations
  • Tour of school and network sharing.

The SSN has assisted schools with projects such as edible and native gardens, native bee hives, rainwater tanks, aquaponics, wildlife habitats, outdoor classrooms, litter and waste reduction programs. Education programs have been delivered to schools by Keep NSW Beautiful, Observatory Hill Education Centre, Seed Harvest Spoon, Take 3 for Sea and includes funding to attend  the annual Youth Eco Summit (at SOPA).

Small Environmental Grants for Schools Program

The Small Environmental Grants for Schools program supports school based projects that demonstrate environmental sustainability principles and target behaviour change for sustainability.

2015 Key Dates

Funding round opens February
Applications close 3 April
Successful applicants announced April-early May
Final project acquittal November 2015

Guidelines and fact sheets

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Page last updated on: 19/04/16

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