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Green Leaders education program provides real-world learning opportunities for students and educators to take action to reduce their waste and improve their school environment. 

Green Leaders education program provides real-world learning opportunities for students and educators to take action to reduce their waste and integrate sustainability into their school and early childhood service.

Green Leaders provides on-ground support for students, teachers and schools to develop student-led waste reduction projects. A regional mentor is working with school eco-team to develop student-led waste reduction projects. There will also be opportunities to learn and share through regional sustainability education networks.

For schools

Green Leaders education program provides real-world learning opportunities for students and educators to take action to reduce their waste and improve their school environment. 

This program:

  • provides on-ground support for students, teachers and schools to develop student-led waste reduction projects. 
  • supports early childhood centres to develop waste action plans through tailored support and training.
  • provides opportunities to learn and share through regional education networks.
  • includes access to additional resources for some projects.  

Students will be guided through the Sustainability Action Process: investigating a sustainability issue, collaboratively developing and implementing a solution.

The program is running from Term 3 2019 through to the end of Term 2 2020.  

So far 40 schools have registered for this program and if you would like to be involved in 2020 contact danielle.blenkhorn@sustainableschoolsnsw.org.au

For Early Childhood Services

Free waste education professional development training is available for early childhood services and educators.

This free training will:

  • examine the National Quality Standard indicators through a sustainability lens, supported by the Eco Smart: A sustainable standard for early education publication.
  • explore how Eco-Teams can lead and support positive environmental changes
  • explore strategies to embed sustainability into practice
  • provide resources, tools and solutions to reduce waste in your service. 

Leading early childhood sustainability educators, Deb Watson and Julie Gaul, facilitate this free NESA accredited course.

Register to attend this training now. Depending on registration numbers, a limit per centre may apply.

The training dates are:

  • 2nd March 2020, 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm, Coffs Harbour
  • 3rd March 2020, 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm, Port Macquarie
  • 4th March 2020, 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm, Taree

Green Leaders is delivered in partnership with Sustainable Schools NSW and the Australian Association for Environmental Education (NSW)