The IGS Sustainable Futures club have worked enormously hard to improve the School environment and to address global issues.
IGS Head of Sustainability Carmelo Fedele said the Bronze Award is an important milestone that recognises the beginning of our journey to make IGS more sustainable.
“I am very proud of all the students in Sustainable Futures who have contributed their time, energy and care for the planet,” Carmelo said.
“I am also very grateful to the parents for their advice, expertise and contributions to our community,” he said.
“In order to achieve an award from EcoSchools, students were required to conduct an Environmental Review, a Baseline Survey and complete the Application Form. We had to demonstrate that we had made measurable progress in at least one of the Eco-Schools themes.”
The Sustainable Futures recent Sustainable Roundtable meeting created a foundation to begin deeper action towards a more sustainable school.
The group meets every three to four weeks to work on initiatives in their key focus areas: Waste, Energy, Biodiversity, Water, Activism and Resources.
“We are participating in Clean Up Australian Day, the PSS Challenge and we are planning for Earth Hour in Week 9 of Term 1,” Mr Fedele said.
Their next target is to work towards achieving the Eco-Schools Silver Award.
The major goal is to be a lighthouse school for sustainability.
“I am very grateful to Principal Shauna Colnan, the leadership team, the Board and the broader IGS community for their support of our sustainability journey.”
Registered Eco-Schools can apply for Bronze, Silver and Green Flag Awards in recognition of their achievements. Gaining an award is a great way to celebrate and reward achievements. It also shows the community that the School cares about the environment and promotes sustainability.