2022 grant recipients
The Eco-Schools Grants program encourages schools within our local government area to become more environmentally-friendly by adopting initiatives to measurably reduce their school's carbon footprint and become leaders in sustainability and climate action.
Council committed $10,000 to the 2021/22 program to fund initiatives partly or fully in the fields of bush regeneration, carbon reduction, waste reduction, water reuse and reduction as well as sustainability education.
The Beach School - $2,000
Project: Rain Garden Edible Food Forest
The rain garden will use approximately 180,000 litres of rainwater collected from the school’s roof. It will feature vegetable gardens in water-conserving wicking beds and fruit trees. Its primary goal is to reduce water use at the school, but also to educate students on how to conserve rainwater to grow food.
Balgowlah Heights Public School - $1,927
Project: Waste less, Recycle more!
Taking a school-wide commitment to waste collection and reduction involving school leaders, teachers, students, the P & C, school canteen and parent volunteers. Investing in more recycling and compost bins on both campuses.
Belrose Public School - $1,098
Project: Waste Education
Enhance the education of students and teachers to move waste going to landfill to recycling bins, by conducting two waste audits per year.
Killarney Heights High School - $1,425
Project: Bush Tucker Garden
Fund a bush tucker garden on the school grounds. The Aboriginal Heritage Office and the Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group support this project to improve the school’s connection with Country, work in an educational capacity with students and source plants specific to the Killarney Heights region to foster bush regeneration of our local area. Aboriginal students will help design and establish the bush tucker garden, as will our Year 8 gardening group - a targeted group that has run throughout 2021 for students who need support with social skills. These are facilitated by Killarney’s Aboriginal staff, our student support officer and KHHS gardener. The bush tucker garden will be used to strengthen connections between students and staff and further celebrate Aboriginal culture and history by providing information on how and why certain plants can be used.
2019 grant recipients
- Balgowlah Heights Public School
- Balgowlah North Public School
- Beacon Hill Public School
- Belrose Public School
- Bilgola Plateau Public School
- Narrabeen North Public School.