ENGAGING AND EDUCATING YOUR COMMUNITY
If you're looking to target more specific areas, we offer PD training sessions to enable staff to actively participate and lead their sustainability programs. If you're looking to engage your school community, our survey can provide valuable feedback on how your parents view sustainability and engage their support for your program.
Community Engagement Survey
Embedding sustainability needs a whole school approach and it's important to engage the community around you to share your vision and understand how your community feels about sustainability and your program. Our confidential survey engages with your school community to help you understand:
- How the school community values sustainability
- The level of support for your sustainability program
- How parents might like to engage or help with the program
- Current household sustainability practices
So-Eco for Schools offers workshops that are designed to support schools in the areas of ResourceSmart, Tackling Waste and Student Engagement. These workshops are practical, informative and empower the attendees to achieve meaningful goals for their schools in the area of environmental sustainability. The workshops focus on the following areas:
Mastering ResourceSmart Online
The ResourceSmart Schools online system is a great tool to help you embed sustainability at your school but at first glance it can look challenging. We aim to clarify and simplify the process, breaking down the requirements into bite sized chunks.
Aimed at sustainability coordinators, parents and students, it looks at:
ResourceSmart Schools Module Progression
The ResourceSmart modules are an effective way to reduce resource use and costs. If your school has stalled and you're looking to kick-start module progression, this workshop will help you to:
Understanding the Waste Trail
Student Green Teams - The 4 E's
This workshop helps you understand the costs and contracts associated with your school's waste disposal. Together with the simple tools provided, it enables you to:
Successful sustainable schools have great student leaders. Giving students their own team allows them to develop their own environmental goals and contribute to the school's sustainability program.
For schools looking to establish a team or further develop their existing team, this session will help you: