St Columba’s New Star

You may have noticed the new addition to our school gate – a shiny star! No we’re not getting in early with our Christmas decorating – St Columba’s received it from ResourceSmart Schools in recognition of our progress on our school’s sustainability journey!

ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do.

St Columba’s has signed up to the program in our efforts to take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program will also help us reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment.

This ResourceSmart Schools website helps us track our sustainability journey and identify savings made. And the Sustainability Certification process rewards our progress and allows us to reach for the stars!

Our first star is in recognition of our school’s sustainability “Awakening” and completion of the first “Core” module.

Achieving 5 Stars is the pinnacle of ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic. It is not enough to simply tick the boxes on the 5 Star checklist. 5 Star schools live and breathe sustainability – and at St Columba’s this is a vision that we are well on the green path to achieving!