Steps Around Australia – Eco-Schools in Action

Parap Primary School – Sew Sustainable!

Parap Primary School in Northern Territory are launching a Boomerang Bags project to reduce plastic bag waste in their community. Upcycling fabric scraps and cast-offs students honed their sewing skills to manufacture bags for use in the local community. Bags will be distributed to local businesses for sale or for shoppers to borrow and return for reuse.

Check out the video of these Eco Warriors in action here.

Parramatta schools leading the way.

Eco-Schools Australia have joined forces with the City of Parramatta to introduce Eco-Schools to local schools. Thanks to grant funding from the City, three Parramatta schools are taking on a project to improve their overall sustainability.

One such school is Oatlands Primary School where students are waging a war on litter in their school grounds by hosting a litter less lunch, introducing new recycling bins and composting crunch n’ sip scraps. Assistant Principal, Melanie Shields put together this ambitious yet achievable Action Plan, that clearly outlines the school’s planned actions identifying clear time frames for delivery, as well as who is responsible for delivery and what resources are needed. It’s a good example if you are new Eco-School wondering how to get started!

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