The Green Schools Sustainability program aims to raise environmental
awareness amongst students and teachers at pre-schools and child care centres,
as well as primary and high schools in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area.
The program includes Council-funded grants, Sustainable Schools Network and
CLOSED- Applications closed Friday, 20 February 2015
The annual grants program provide financial and in-kind support to Coffs Harbour schools, pre-schools and childcare centres to undertake actions that result in improvement in biodiversity, water use, water quality, energy use and resources and waste minimisation.
This project meets a number of critical environmental needs in our LGA such as:
- Protecting the biodiversity of Coffs Harbour
- Reducing water consumption
- Reducing stormwater pollution, thus protecting our waterways and beaches
- Mitigating against climate change by reducing energy consumption
- Reducing waste to landfill by increasing recycling and composting.
This project provides added value by building the capacity of the community through, students, teachers, parents and school committees such as Parents and Friends, Parents and Citizens, and School Environment committees.
Download the Funding Guidelines
Download the Application Form
Download the Final Report
There are many other grant opportunities and resources available for
schools to consider, for more information visit Sustainable Schools NSW, Little Green Steps and Sustainability Resources to learn more about Environmental Sustainability and Education for Sustainability for your facilities.
If you have any questions about the grants please contact Council's Sustainability Officer, Kirsty Fikkers on 6648 4645 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainable Schools Network
The Coffs Harbour Sustainable Schools
Network (SSN) is a forum facilitated by Coffs Harbour City Council for teachers
and parents to meet and discuss environmental sustainability ideas, projects
and opportunities for their schools and school communities. The network's Primary and High school stream currently meets each term, with the network's Early Childhood Education stream still in development.
The SSN provides a space to:
Share ideas, inspiration and resources
on making our local schools more sustainable
Share knowledge about environmental and
sustainability issues and programs across local school communities
Provide professional and skills
Opportunities for teachers and parents
on sustainability and environmental issues
Streamline communications for Council
Find out about workshops, events,
training and grant opportunities
Council on training needs, grant requirements or other relevant requests.
The Coffs Harbour Sustainable Schools Network is currently being
researched and developed. For more information, to provide feedback or register your interest,
A quarterly e-newsletter is currently being developed. The e-newsletter
will include any upcoming network meetings, event dates; highlight school and
centre good news stories; provide information on Council, Government and
non-government programs and training; detail funding and grant opportunities;
and provide general information on relevant sustainability issues such as
composting and waste minimisation. For more information or to register your interest, contact email@example.com
Download a copy of the Green Schools Resources.