Schools across Victoria are being recognised for their efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment as part of the annual ResourceSmart School Awards.
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, has officially announced the finalists for 2019, congratulating them for ‘contributing to a better place’ – the theme for this year’s awards.
The ResourceSmart Schools Awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program and recognise schools across the state who are leading the way in minimising waste, saving energy and water, increasing biodiversity and tackling climate change.
The awards shine a spotlight on the incredible work that Victorian schools are doing to make a positive impact on the environment and shape the state of the future.
The Andrews Labor Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program is offered by Sustainability Victoria and has engaged more than 1,300 schools across the state to collectively save over $24 million and avoid creating more than 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Winners will be announced at the ResourceSmart School Awards ceremony at the MCG in Melbourne on 13 June.
For more information, visit sustainability.vic.gov.au/schoolsawards.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“The finalists in this year’s ResourceSmart School Awards are a wonderful mix of schools that are doing their bit to create a better place for future generations to come.”
“Congratulations to all the finalists for the fantastic work they are doing to contribute to sustainability in Victoria.”