IGS to host Environment Conference 2022

IGS is thrilled to be hosting the IEUA NSW/ACT Environment Conference for 2022 on Friday 9 September.

The conference will explore ideas and initiatives, celebrate practices and acknowledge achievements on the journey to a more sustainable future.

IGS Parent Tim Bishop will perform a smoking ceremony, followed by a special welcome from IGS Principal Shauna Colnan.

The topic of Environment Sustainability education in action will be showcased by our Head of Sustainability Carmelo Fedele, alongside Education and Operations at Eco Schools Australia, Hailey Durham.

Head of Indigenous Education and Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies Teacher Jade Carr will present on the aboriginal studies education initiatives at IGS.

“When we hosted the Sustainability Roundtable in 2020 we decided that the vision for the Sustainable Futures team at IGS was to be a lighthouse school for sustainability. This meant that, not only would we do our best to make sustainability progress in our school, but we’d reach out to other schools to share what we’ve learnt,” said Carmelo.

“The IEU Environment Conference is one opportunity for us to do that. Head of Indigenous Education, Jade Carr, and I have been working with the IEU to facilitate this conference. 

“What’s really exciting about the involvement of IGS in this conference is the opportunity to show how inextricably linked sustainability is to Indigenous culture. We hope that participants will be inspired to return to their own communities to initiate positive change.”

Jade added that she “will be focusing on presenting about the totem structure in our tutor groups and how this has come about and links to and embeds First Nations culture and perspectives in the everyday running of a vital component of our wellbeing system.”

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