City of Whitehorse – School support for sustainability

Organisation: City of Whitehorse

Program: Council’s services for schools

This program supports sustainability practices in schools and contributes to council’s environment and sustainability goals.

Connects to the following modules of ResourceSmart Schools: Core, Biodiversity, Waste, Energy, Water

Accessible to schools in the following Melbourne metropolitan regions: Eastern

Appropriate for students in:
Primary – Prep to Grade 2
Primary – Grade 3 to Grade 6
Secondary – Year 7 to Year 10
Secondary – Year 11 to Year 12

What is offered to schools:

Whitehorse is part of the Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning. EASL provides professional development, learning and networking opportunities for early years, primary and secondary schools throughout the year. Check out the website and subscribe for regular updates.

1. Waste

  • Recycling (up to 5 kerbside bins)
  • Waste audit kit

2. Energy

  • SWEP funding

3. Biodiversity

  • Native plant donations from Council’s nursery
  • Tree Education Program
  • Parkswide Environmental Education Program

4. Sustainable transport programs

  • Bike ed program (training for teachers)
  • BikeIt – interschool one day challenge
  • A2B program (Grade 6 transition incursion)
  • TravelSmart maps

5. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

  • Excursions (free)


By City of Whitehorse|2019-10-28T14:12:52+10:00April 11th, 2014|0 Comments