remember_outsideEnergetic Communities is helping schools reduce their energy, waste and water and assisting schools on their journey to becoming carbon neutral.

We use principles of Education for Sustainability (EfS) and engagement to ensure the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) and behaviour changes are effective and long term. To achieve this, Energetic Communities collaborates closely with organisations such as Food Connect, Northey Street City Farm, Reverse Garbage and Wild Mountains Trust (Environmental Education Centre). Going beyond traditional methods of environmental education, Education for Sustainability (EfS) is a lifelong learning process that leads to an informed and involved citizenry having the creative problem-solving skills, scientific and social literacy, and commitment to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions. These actions will help ensure an environmentally sound and economically prosperous future. Principles of education for sustainability include:

  • Transformation and change
  • Education for all and lifelong learning
  • Systems thinking
  • Envisioning a better future
  • Critical thinking and reflection
  • Participation
  • Partnerships for change

As such, EfS principles will be used throughout the Sustainability Action Planning process, influencing behaviours of the school community, both at school and at home. Activities will be school and home based as far as possible in order to demonstrate relevance.

Corinda State High School – Permaculture and Carbon Neutral Project

Beasts and Gardens in the School

Corinda State High School Permaculture Project.

Corinda State High School Goes Carbon Neutral. CSHS Logo

Corinda State High School aims to be certified carbon neutral by 2015, thereby becoming Queensland’s first carbon neutral school and wishes to become more sustainable in its operations.