13 March 2015 Sustainable Schools Network Launch

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13 March 2015 Sustainable Schools Network Launch

The 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.


“The aim of the network is to share ideas, inspiration and resources on making our local schools more environmentally sustainable,” said Cr Townley.


“The idea 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.


“The 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 partnerships.


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 Harbour.