Entries Open For 2017 ResourceSmart Schools Awards

Victorian schools can now enter Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards which recognise the efforts of communities striving to make a positive impact on their environment.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017, the Awards recognise school and community projects which minimise waste, save energy and water, increase biodiversity and tackle climate change.

The ResourceSmart Schools Awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program and are open to all Victorian government, independent and Catholic schools.

The 2017 categories are:

  • Biodiversity
  • Community Leadership
  • Energy
  • Leadership School of the Year (new)
  • School of the Decade (new)
  • Student Action Team of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Waste
  • Water

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 delivered $4.4 million to expand the ResourceSmart Schools program.

Entries close on 31 July 2017, to enter visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/schoolsawards

To find out more visit: www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“The ResourceSmart Schools Awards are a great way to celebrate young Victorians and school communities who are embedding sustainability into everything they do.”

“The Awards recognise the fantastic work that Victorian primary and secondary schools are doing to make their local areas better, they’re making a real difference and helping to reduce the impact of climate change.”