Local students board the Eco Bus


Released 02/11/2018

Teachers and students from 11 local schools were today given a tour across some of Canberra’s best examples of school environmental initiatives.

Students at the three host schools acted as tour guides to showcase brilliant examples of Actsmart school sustainability initiatives including: kitchen food gardens, composting and worm farms, chickens, waste and recycling stations, energy saving measures, waste-free lunch days and student green team activities.

“The Eco Bus tour allows kids to teach other kids about getting the whole school involved in caring for the environment,” Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said.

“Sixty students and teachers from 11 primary schools representing public and non-government schools today boarded the Actsmart Eco Bus for an excursion of inspiring examples of sustainability.

“The Actsmart Eco Bus visited three schools – Namadgi School, Garran Primary School and Farrer Primary School.”

“These schools have achieved accreditation with Actsmart Schools as they have demonstrated excellence in sustainability in a variety of focus areas.

“This has resulted in behaviours that clearly show their commitment to the environmental and that improvement is part of their core school values.”

Teachers and students participating on the tour benefit from seeing sustainability projects in action and are inspired to share these ideas with their own school.

Photos and audio from today’s 1pm event will be made available on request.

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