Sustainability Victoria & ResourceSmart
Council is actively involved in various programs initiated by Sustainability Victoria, which aims to assist with making East Gippsland’s schools, businesses and the general community more resource smart.
Sustainability Victoria is a State Government body with a vision to lead the way in using our resources more efficiently and reduce our everyday environmental impacts. To achieve this vision they work across all industry sectors, as well as with schools, State and Local Governments, community groups and individuals. They promote and encourage environmental sustainability via the joint implementation of and/or providing grants for various programs, including:
- Detox Your Home Days
- ResourceSmart Schools (previously known as Waste Wise)
For more information, go to Sustainability Victoria and ResourceSmart.
Council recommends the ResourceSmart Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative Victoria (AuSSI Vic) as a holistic approach to sustainability. It integrates educational, environmental, social and economic outcomes so that schools do not see each area in isolation but as components of the bigger picture of sustainability. Contact the East Gippsland ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic Facilitator for more information on what is available for your school.
ResourceSmart for Educators
Rubbish Free Lunch
Innovative environmental education and training in sustainability
The Story of Stuff This is a 20 minute movie showing a simple and eye-opening story of the stuff that fills our lives. Check their resources section for activities.
Critical Thinking, Global Perspective, Informed Action With free curriculum resources.
The Secret Life of Things Great entertaining cartoons uncovering the hidden environmental costs of everyday things. The resource pack is suited to secondary and tertiary students of design and technology.
Environmental Protection Authority
Gippsland Regional Waste Management Group
We also recommended the film Wall-E for education in waste and sustainability.