CERES has enjoyed a strong partnership with Frankston Council for over 7 years.
There are currently 16 schools in the municipality working with CERES on the ResourceSmart Schools Program. Frankston council supports schools to achieve their sustainability projects with a number of additional services, including additional support for ResourceSmart Schools.
This year, 6 schools have taken up the offer of a Do More with LESS incursion from CERES or biodiversity sessions with a wildlife carer, funded by Frankston Council. These programs provide great support to schools working through RSS.
Frankston Council has also partnered with Frankston High School and the Port Philip Ecocentre to run a Youth Sustainability Summit for local high school students on 22 March. The day will focus on sustainability leadership and students will complete an action plan to address a sustainability issue of relevance to their own school, for them to enact in Term 2 and 3 this year.
Frankston has an active TEN, meeting each term to provide professional development and networking to share resources.
In 2016, Frankston City Council awarded 6 schools ‘Sustainable School of the Month’ in the last half of the year. This recognition provided the school a visit from the Mayor, and media opportunities including a feature in the local newspaper.
We appreciate the support Frankston City Council provides schools in their local area, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to help schools and centres through their ResourceSmart Schools journey and achieve their sustainability goals.
Click here to read more about the school programs offered by Frankston City Council.