Sustainability at school

This page provides information on how you can achieve sustainability at school.

    Living Green Schools Pilot Program 2018/19

    Whether your school is beginning the journey towards sustainability or already along the path, the City’s tiered pilot program for schools offers a wide range of incentives, support and funding to keep you moving forward in becoming a sustainable school.

    The Living Green School Pilot Program will be run across the first two terms of 2019. The program has four tiers to progress through, program participation funding increases with tiers:

    1. Seed level - entry level, beginning of sustainability journey
    2. Sapling level - active in some sustainability programs at the school
    3. Tree level - sustainability programs running at school for a few years
    4. Canopy level - sustainability embedded in business plan, operations plan.

    If you have any questions, get in touch with the City’s Sustainability Officer, via phone on (08) 9205 8555 (Monday, Wednesday or Friday) or email sustainability@stirling.wa.gov.au.

    What support is available?

    • Relief Teacher Payment - giving time to teachers for planning sustainability
    • Professional learning opportunities
    • Tree Trail - Schools participation in this fun Public Art Project
    • Financial contributions for Climate Clever Program – online energy saving program
    • Financial contributions for Millennium Kids incursions & Green Lab program
    • Free loans of energy monitors and loggers (HEAT Kit)
    • Free Tree Canopy Cover mapping activity of your school  
    • Celebration event with local councillors.

      How to apply?

      1. Send your expression of interest survey, before Friday 30 November. Places are very limited, so be quick
      2. We will contact with you soon after you register.

      Selection criteria

      All schools within the City of Stirling are invited to participate in the pilot program. 

      Schools are selected based on the following criteria: 

      • Completed expression of interest form
      • Principal’s approval 
      • Provision of a school contact - a person who will be the main contact
      • Evidence of programs will be requested for Tree and Canopy levels
      • First schools who submit their expressions of interest. 

      Please note, spaces are limited and these spots will fill fast, registration is first completed, first assessed process. The expression of interest cut-off date is Friday 30 November 2018

      Fill out your Expression of Interest before Friday 30 November
      Click here

      Waste Wise Schools Program

      The Waste Authority's Waste Wise schools program is for WA primary and secondary schools. It aims to help them with educational strategies for reducing waste while developing positive environmental values in the whole school community.

      By becoming an accredited Waste Wise school you will have access to free incursions, grant funding for waste wise projects, and ongoing support.

      For more information, please visit the Waste Authority WA website.

      Waste education and excursions

      The Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) provides:

      • Incursions and excursions for school groups of all ages
      • Information and assistance for school recycling programs
      • A school battery recycling program.

      Most services are free for schools within the City of Stirling.

      One of the popular MRC programs is 'nude your food’, which teaches young people how to reduce waste in their own lunchboxes.

      For more information, please visit the MRC website.