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Bundoora Secondary College is being supported to develop a ‘whole school approach’ to building sustainability into the fabric of everyday school and community life.
Bundoora Secondary College has been working hard for a number of years now to become a more sustainable school. It has been an exciting process and continues to be so as we focus on completing the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic (Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative Victoria) Core Module.
ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic provides a holistic approach to sustainability. It integrates educational, environmental, social and economic outcomes so that schools do not see each area in isolation but as components of the bigger picture of sustainability. Schools are supported to develop a ‘whole school approach’ to, building sustainability into the fabric of everyday school and community life.
ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic consists of 5 modules:
In 2013, we successfully applied for a funding grant of $10,000.00 to support us to undertake the program. The Core Module lays the basis of the ResourceSmart program and maps the journey through four resource modules (waste, water, energy and biodiversity), helping schools work towards ResourceSmart 5 Star Certification.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole school community to be involved in our journey towards sustainability. If you would like to be involved in our community action group please contact the school and ask to speak with the Sustainability Coordinator.