Eco-Schools encourages local schools to become more environmentally friendly, measurably reduce their carbon footprint and become leaders in sustainability and climate action.
Northern Beaches Council has established the program to support local schools on their sustainability journey. A total pool of $10,000 is on offer with $2,000 across five streams including:
- Bush regeneration
- Carbon reduction
- Waste reduction
- Water reuse and reduction
- Sustainability education.
Council will reward initiatives that produce a sustainable, demonstrable and measurable reduction in your school’s carbon footprint. Projects could include, but are not limited to:
- ‘Enquiry learning’ sustainability initiatives
- Professional development for teachers to learn how to implement measurable, sustainability initiatives.
Grants are now closed. All applicants will be notified in writing the outcome of their application. It is anticipated that the assessment process will be undertaken in January 2019 and the recommended recipients will go to the February 2019 Council meeting for adoption.
2019 Grant Recipients
Six local public primary schools have been awarded Eco Schools Grants for 2019, with project funds totalling $10,000.