Victoria’s most sustainable schools and early childhood services are being encouraged to enter the ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014.
"Every day, thousands of children and students across the state are working on innovative and interesting projects that engage them on a sustainability journey.
“We are encouraging them to enter the ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014 and share their inspirational stories," Mr Krpan said.
The awards are run by Sustainability Victoria as part of the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI Vic), helping children embed sustainability into their everyday activities.
"These awards recognise children and students of all ages from all over the state for their environmental sustainability work that will, hopefully, continue for the rest of their lives," said Mr Krpan.
"For the first time, the awards now recognise and reward all Victorian children from early childhood services though to primary and secondary school students, as well as their teachers and educators for their outstanding achievements in sustainability," added Mr Krpan.
The award categories recognise community leadership and the work of schools across the resource areas of the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic framework – water, waste, energy and biodiversity – as well as teachers and student-led initiatives.
The theme for the 2014 awards program is Ideas + action = change, a reference to the formula for a successful sustainability project.
Winning schools and early childhood services will share in $40,000 prize money. Award entries close 5pm, Friday 4 July.
Catherine NewellP: 0423 587 478
Erin ReeveP: 0437 309 891