The finalists for Victoria’s ResourceSmart School program have been announced by Sustainability Victoria’s CEO Stan Krpan.
More than 200 entries were received from schools around Victoria that had created small-scale projects to fight climate change.
“The program has been delivering great environmental outcomes for schools and communities across Victoria and is preparing students to become future leaders in sustainability,” Mr Krpan said.
“The ResourceSmart Schools Awards cover pre-school age children through to high school.
“From a young age, students can take away lessons learned about sustainable action and apply them at home and throughout their lives.
“In 2015, ResourceSmart Schools saved $3.85 million by reducing their energy and water consumption and generating less waste.”
The ResourceSmart Schools program is largest sustainability program to recognise Victorian schools, early childhood services, students and teachers who are implementing measures to reduce their environmental footprint.