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2003 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

Solar in Schools – Sustainable Energy Development Authority, NSW

Solar In Schools brings clean energy to schools in NSW. Each school receives their own solar power system, and teaching resources that reinforce the relationship between energy and the environment. More than 20000 school children in 43 NSW Solar Schools are now learning about renewable energy, energy efficiency and global warming in a way that is fun, easy and hands-on. Think Global, Act Local ? Solar in Schools provides a local solution to the global problem of climate change in a way that benefits the community and local businesses. Leadership ? Students in Solar Schools lead the community by example by encouraging the sustainable production and use of energy. The Future ? Solar in Schools educates the energy users of tomorrow to make informed choices that care for the planet.

Finalists:

  • Beyond The Norm & A New Standard (Townsville State of Environment) – Townsville, QLD
  • City of Fremantle, WA
  • Hume City Council Environment Initiative, VIC
  • Sustainable Living at Home Program – City of Port Phillip, VIC
  • Sustainable Schools Program – NSW Department of Education & Training and Resource, NSW