In 2011, the Victorian Government committed $8.305 million over four years to build on the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic framework.
Sustainability Victoria, in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) is coordinating this expansion, building on the great work that’s already been done as part of the framework.
To help Victorian schools actively build sustainability into the fabric of everyday school and community life, ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic now has consortia of service providers in each of the nine Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) regions.
Gould League is pleased to be a member of the Southern Metropolitan Region consortium, led by CERES staff member Kirsty Costa.
This ‘place based’ model brings together local providers, like Gould League, whose role is to help and support schools and their communities to:
- minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity, and cut greenhouse gas emissions
- integrate educational, environmental, social and economic outcomes and embed sustainability into the fabric of everyday school and community life.
Schools may be eligible for a fully funded module to initiate their journey with ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic, or for fully funded support in continuing their journey towards sustainability within the framework.
On 17 July 2012, all schools in Victoria were contacted by Sustainability Victoria with details of their new regional coordinators. These coordinators will follow up with all schools in the near future.
Update: Gould League are working with 6 of our ‘Students Futurescaping Schools’ schools, and we are also assisting Brighton Primary school to get familiar with the framework and undertake the Core Module, and Silverton and Thomas Mitchell Primary Schools to continue their sustainability journey.