Calling all schools and ‘sustainanators’

Where are the really good sustainable ideas for teachers and students?


Did you hear about the “sustainanator”-idea from Geelong East Primary School? (If not, listen here or see below on this page).

Could that be an idea which other schools would like to replicate?

Do you have an idea which has worked well in a primary school – and which Geelong and the world ought to know know about?

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Geelong’s five star sustainability school

Join ‘The Sustainable Hour’ for a visit to Geelong East Primary School where we talk with principal Karen Chaston, teacher Kirra Dyer, and ‘sustainanators’ Bianca Grima and Jade Telfer about what a sustainable school looks like:

Two sustainanators of Geelong East Primary Shool: Jade Telfer (left) and Bianca Grima

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Geelong East Primary School sustainability report Part 1: Teacher Kirra Dyer and the Sustainanators Bianca Grima and Jade Telfer

East Geelong Primary School teacher Kirra Dyer (left) and principal Karen Chaston

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Geelong East Primary School sustainability report Part 2: Principal Karen Chaston and teacher Kirra Dyer






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Sustainability for Educators: A Toolkit of Learning Activities and Resources
‘Sustainability for Educators: A Toolkit of Learning Activities and Resources’ is an engaging and accessible collection of teaching/learning resources designed to catalyse this transformative education.
It is essential reading for educators wanting to embed skills for sustainability into learning and professional development programs.
Of value to teachers, trainers and facilitators from vocational training organisations, universities, secondary schools, communities and business organisations, this resource will also provide great inspiration for campuses and businesses in planning and implementing sustainability changes.
This toolkit provides:
• Succinct sustainability concepts
• Strong grounding in the principles of Education for Sustainability (EfS)
• 80 practical EfS learning activities with tips, participant hand-outs and facilitator resources
• Inspiring case studies of sustainability in action
• Great cartoons
• Signposts to the latest resources.
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Sustainability explained
Sustainability is everywhere these days. But what does the term actually describe? This short video animation by the Australian Research Institute for the Environment and Sustainability gives answers on


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