Great Local School Leading the Sustainable Way

The State Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP has congratulated Catholic Regional College for winning in the 2016 Resource Smart Schools Awards.

Presented today at the Melbourne Museum, the Awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program and recognise innovative sustainability projects in Victorian schools.

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, said the inspirational work being carried out by our schools and communities  gave her confidence that the government’s state-wide TAKE2 pledge initiative to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, was gathering momentum.

Catholic Regional College in St Albans have created an innovative garden and community outreach program that advocates for a world where students, local communities and society become agents of environmental and social regeneration.

The Arthur St Community Garden project is a living, breathing enterprise that continues to evolve and flourish, helping the school to form new partnerships, grow fresh food and re-evaluate its policy and curriculum around sustainability. The aim is to inspire students to embrace and respect the planet.

The State Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP said this year there was a record 206 incredible Awards entries, and to be a winner proved that these schools were doing outstanding work.

 Quotes attributable to State Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP 

“Taking part in the Resource Smart Schools Awards provides a unique opportunity to learn from other Victorian schools that are excelling in the area of sustainability and to share their experience with others.”

“It’s a fantastic achievement that Catholic Regional College in St Albans can stand head and shoulders with Victoria’s best schools.”

“We should all be proud of the work that Catholic Regional College in St Albans have done. Let’s get even more schools involved next year so we can continue to move towards a sustainable future.”    

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