Cleaner Greener Schools is an environmental sustainability 'accreditation' recognition platform for primary and secondary schools in Queensland. Every student is involved in a range of interactive learning experiences resulting in positive behaviour change. Accreditation provides an opportunity for schools to be recognised for their clean, green and sustainable actions through six key focus areas:
Registered schools each receive a colorbond durable metal sign to proudly display their star rating on the front of their school fence.
Schools are given all the tools they need to follow a seven-step pathway to sustainability, or they can opt to create their own journey through establishing a School Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) or Environmental Action Plan (EAP).
Some schools' journey includes a visit from our recycling mascot; Bin-Jamin and the Rubbish Ranger*
“What does sustainability look like in the classroom?”
Education for Sustainability (EfS) is an educational approach that aims to develop our students with the values and motivation to build awareness and knowledge on sustainability issues and to take action. EfS seeks to develop students who are able to think critically, innovate and provide solutions towards more sustainable patterns of living for the 21st century.
Besides the obvious learning and development opportunities, and environmental reward; Cleaner Greener Schools provides accredited schools with additional benefits:
** in development .... a 'remake' of a popular Walt Disney Golden Book story pantomine performance!
Students will achieve a greater understanding:
- of the benefits of recycling and waste reduction
- of issues surrounding litter, waste, recycling and other sustainable practices
- of how waste and litter impacts the school and wider community
- of actions they can take to reduce waste and litter and improve practices in other areas