Project Green

Project Green - An Environmental Newsletter for Schools  

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Solar panel provided by LENERGY Moss Vale

Council is continuing to support local schools with environmental education by providing resources/information, hosting events and delivering presentations to students. 

By providing a quarterly newsletter to schools, Council can better inform principals and teachers on all the great environmental education services we can offer with the aim to reach as many students as possible.  

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Events

Schools Environment Day 2022 - Sign Up Now

Wingecarribee Shire Councils’ flagship schools’ environmental education day is getting a makeover this year with the event to be held at Camp Wombaroo on two separate days, the first is already fully booked out and the second will be held in November (date TBC) for Year 5-6 students.

The event will focus on supporting students learn how they can live in an environmentally sustainable way and tying it back to nature through a series of practical workshops.

Due to the nature of the event changing format and unknown COVID restrictions, Schools Environment Day will be running at reduced capacity and limited numbers in 2022 compared to previous years.

To request more information or register your interest please contact council via email sustainabilityservices@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

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Services

Waste Audit

Council’s Waste Education Officer can assist schools to run a waste audit to improve understanding of waste streams, increase recycling opportunities and to educate students on how to reduce waste. 
 

A guide is also available to run waste audits on your own.  For more information on how you can conduct your own Waste Audit click here for the guide.

EnviroMentors (Primary Schools)

Wingecarribee Shire Council will be partnering with EnviroMentors for a second year in a row to provide sustainability incursions.

Topics range from composting, lunches unwrapped, to sustainability and keeping waterways clean.
 
For more information on what the EnviroMentors program can do for your classroom click here or contact: sustainabilityservices@wsc.nsw.gov.au.   

Solar my School

Wingecarribee Shire Council now runs the Solar my School program which is designed to help schools in our area get solar panels for their roofs while simultaneously educating the next generation on the importance of renewable energy. 

To find out more about how easy it can be, all the benefits and how to get started click here or contact sustainabilityservices@wsc.nsw.gov.au.   

Council-run Environmental Presentations

Council’s Environmental Officers would relish the opportunity to share our knowledge with your students to hopefully inspire them to live more sustainably and care for nature.

If your classroom is looking for a bit more information on climate change, biodiversity, the water cycle,  waste education or other topics please reach out to sustainabilityservices@wsc.nsw.gov.au to talk about how we might be able to help.  

Waste Workshops

Council’s Waste Education Officer offers a diverse range of interactive workshops and presentations including: Tours of the Resource Recovery Centre in Moss Vale, the three-bin kerbside system, plastics – how to reduce and recycle them. All sessions can be tailored to class size or specific topics. 
 
For more information, please reach out to waste.education@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Video Resources

Through out 2022 videos will be produced showing local sustainable living initiatives - Watch this space.

Feedback

We greatly appreciate your feedback and ideas on how we can continue to improve this newsletter to help bring to your school the information you are looking for. To leave feedback or make suggestions please click here to complete a small survey.