Sustainable Schools Network – a new programme to help local teachers and
parents spread the sustainability message in schools – is being launched by
Coffs Harbour City Council’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Sally Townley, on
Tuesday, March 17.
of the network is to share ideas, inspiration and resources on making our local
schools more environmentally sustainable,” said Cr Townley.
grew from feedback Council received through the Sustainable Living Festival
from teachers looking for more support to build on the work of Council’s
existing Green Schools Environmental Sustainability Grants scheme.
Network will provide teachers and parents with professional development opportunities, foster further links
with Coffs Council and other local organisations in the area of environmental sustainability
and also support behaviour change projects in schools and school communities.”
Among the planned activities are the
development of case studies, raising awareness of other ongoing
community projects and the development of more effective community
The Network launch will be followed by an inaugural
Network meeting with presentations from the Coffs Regional Community Gardens
Coordinator, Matthew Downey, and Community Education Officer, Chantelle Burns,
from the Solitary Islands Marine Parks Authority.
The inaugural Network meeting will be held between
3.45pm and 5.30pm at the Coffs Regional Community Gardens, Combine Street, Coffs