Make a smart decision, enter school awards

By Riverine Herald

SCHOOLS across northern Victoria are being encouraged to enter the 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards.

The awards celebrate the efforts local students, teachers and parents are making to positively impact the environment.

ResourceSmart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to embed sustainability across school facilities, curriculum and wider community while saving resources and money.

Since 2008, the program has engaged more than 1300 schools across the state to collectively save more than $24 million and avoid creating more than 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases.

The awards recognise projects which are minimising waste, saving energy and water, increasing biodiversity and tackling climate change.

The 2019 categories are:

■ ResourceSmart School of the Year

■ Teacher of the Year (Primary/ Secondary)

■ Community Leadership School of the Year (Primary/ Secondary)

■ Student Action Team of the Year (Primary/ Secondary)

■ Curriculum Leadership School of the Year (Primary/ Secondary)

■ Campus Infrastructure School of the Year

Schools have until Monday, April 1 to enter.