Sustainability at school

Living Green Schools Program 

This page provides information on how the City can help you become a more sustainable school. 

Living Green Schools Fund 

The Living Green Schools Fund has been developed to support the planning and development of projects and activities at primary and secondary schools to further sustainability objectives. 

Schools will be able to apply for up to $4,000 for assistance in completing projects that result in the school community

  • Reducing water use and protecting/improving water health

  • Reducing energy use and increase use of renewable energy

  • Reducing carbon emissions associated with travel to and from school

  • Valuing, protecting and increasing habitat for biodiversity (for example plants, animals and trees)

  • Increasing the use of recycled or re-used materials, reduce use of raw materials, single-use items and packaging, reduce waste going to landfill and increase recycling

  • Including sustainability objectives in key school documents to improve the sustainability culture into the future. 

Key dates 

Mid to late FebruaryApplications open
MarchInformation webinar
4 weeks after applications openDeadline for submission of applications
4 weeks after deadlineGrants awarded to successful applicants

If you are interested please fill out an expression of interest here and we can let you know as soon as applications open.

Plants 4 Schools

Over winter, schools can apply to receive up to 60 waterwise native plants assist in the delivery of lessons that incorporate the Sustainability cross curriculum priority to promote the establishment of gardens with low water requirements.

Applications are expected to open in May 2021.

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.