The recent IGS Sustainability Roundtable created a foundation to begin deeper action towards a more sustainable School.
“The students communicated our vision to be a lighthouse school for sustainability,” Mr Fedele said.
“We established six teams focused on the key areas of Waste, Energy, Biodiversity, Water, Activism and Resources. In our teams, we brainstormed a range of actions that were prioritised and we began planning for their implementation.”
Examples discussed included waste, energy and biodiversity audits to create a baseline, as well as a project to reduce waste entering nearby drains.
Mr Fedele said the group now plans to seek accreditation from Eco-Schools Australia.
“This will be achieved by continuing to plan and conduct our audits. Once we have a baseline, we can begin implementing actions, involve and inform the broader IGS community and monitor and evaluate our work,” he said.
“We have a choice about the world we want to live in. So what can you do to create a better world and a better, more sustainable school?”
To view the presentation slides from the Sustainability Roundtable click here.
Mr Fedele shared a quote from Baba Dioum:
“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”