Energy and water efficiency programs
Early learning centres and schools can do a number of things to save energy. As well as saving money (that can be used year on year in classroom resources), the actions you take will provide valuable learning resources to teach children about sustainability.
Solar and energy efficiency action
Council has partnered with local social enterprise Positive Charge (run by Moreland Energy Foundation) to provide schools and early learning centres with free and independent energy advice and help to install solar panels.
Resource Smart Schools
Resource Smart is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools embed sustainability in everything they do. CERES deliver the program to over 280 local schools and early learning centres.
- Brunswick Secondary College (PDF 200Kb): Moreland Citizen of the Year, Peter Allan, a member of the school council panel, was the initiator and driving force behind their large solar power system.
- The Little Sprouts program (PDF 578Kb) was founded by local sustainability educator, Carolyn Luder and piloted with six Goodstart Early Learning centres with support from Moreland City Council’s Community Grants program. The program supports centre staff and children to learn more about local environmental issues, and embed simple sustainability actions into centre’s practices to address these.
Community grants program
Council’s Community Grants Program supports organisations (including schools and early learning centres) to implement initiatives that benefit the Moreland community.
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