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Welcome to the Sustainable Schools section. The aim of this section is to provide all Queensland schools with a central hub for sustainability resources.
Sustainability addresses the ongoing capacity of Earth to maintain all life. Sustainable patterns of living meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs (Australian Curriculum version 8.4).
Creating a sustainable school
From 2019, schools across Queensland have had the opportunity to become climate ready through sustainable practices which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and costs. Getting your school climate ready also increases your community’s resilience to climate change.
climate ready schools guide provides simple steps that your school can take, as well as tips, case studies and links to resources and policies.
Note: The process of building a sustainability team, developing a vision, and creating and actioning a School Environment Management Plan (SEMP) is currently under review.
In this section, you can explore curriculum aligned resources which relate to the cross-curriculum priority 'sustainability'. To further understand the key concepts, organising ideas and links between learning areas and subjects, visit the
Australian Curriculum website.
Getting Started with Sustainability in Schools
The Resource Portal on the Getting started with Sustainability in Schools website contains classroom-ready resources for students in Years Prep–10 and covers all learning areas and subjects. Note: current resources are based on the Australian Curriculum V8.4.
Waste Education Queensland
This website provides schools and early learning centres with free waste management and waste education resources. Additional resources include recommended waste education books and the
Waste Education in Queensland schools report.
Local Government Directory
To learn about the environment, water and waste in your area, visit the Local Government Directory website and use the map to select your location. Once selected, select your regional or shire council website.