Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative - ACT
The waste component of the AuSSI focuses on the minimisation of waste to landfill through recycling of paper, rigid plastics, steel, aluminium and glass products, composting organic material and smart purchasing.
The goal of the waste component is to change the culture and attitudes of the school community from viewing what we would traditionally throw away as ‘waste’ to recognising these materials as ‘resources.’
The waste component of AuSSI aims to:
Encourage all members of a school community to adopt an active role in planning and implementing strategies to:
How can a Sustainable Schools Officer assist?
Officers are available to:
AuSSI ACT Newsletter December 2011 - Christmas
AuSSI ACT Newsletter June 2011 - Green canteens
AuSSI ACT Newsletter March 2010 - Purchasing 'green' for your school
The following bin stickers are available from AuSSI ACT:
Organic Material - purple sticker (available in A5)
Waste to Landfill - green sticker (available in A4 or A5)
Paper Products - blue sticker (available in A4 or A5)
Mixed Recycling - yellow sticker (available in A4 or A5)
Fill in the order form and return it to AuSSI ACT. The stickers will be sent to your school.
Schools are provided with a Waste Best Practice Guide which includes an Action Plan. It is designed to be a living document to hold all of the information your school needs to become an AuSSI ACT waste-accredited school. The Best Practice Guide is broken down into 6 Best Practice Phases which are outlined in a step-by-step fashion.
There are many benefits for having chooks in your school.
For more information on having chooks in your school please email email@example.com
An example of a simple, easy care chook run that can be built for your school.
This Best Practice Guide was written with a view to make implementing whole-school Waste Wise initiatives as simple as possible. Each two page spread has a step-by-step guide, presented in order of action. Your school may have already undertaken some or all of these steps, at which point a review of your current system would be valuable to ensure that it is effective for your school environment.
We strongly encourage you to take photos of your school’s growth and development for a number of reasons as well as recording notes in The Best Practice Guide because:
This model consists of implementing six phases in your school:
These phases will drastically improve your school’s waste management while increasing awareness and improving education in your school community.
Keep Australia Beautiful - helping to reduce litter and promote sustainable communities
National Recycling Week - lesson plans, activity suggestions and information on recycling
Nude Food Day - information on how to host a 'nude food' day