Programs for schools
Green Adelaide is committed to an environmentally sustainable future. It believes that working with young people to improve their understanding and develop their capacity to take action is one of the best ways to achieve that. As a result, Green Adelaide funds a nature education program, with the Green Adelaide Education officers in the Northern region being hosted at City of Salisbury.
Green Adelaide Education Officers support early learning centres, schools, TAFEs and Universities to embed sustainability principles into their learning and management practices, linking them to the Australian Curriculum or Early Years Learning Framework.
Students, staff, and families are provided with resources and support to take informed action at a local level. Benefits include enhanced learning experiences to help students develop into powerful learners with skills for a changing world; increasing student engagement and learning outcomes; and a reduction in ecological footprints and associated school running costs.
Green Adelaide Education Officers work in partnership with the Department for Education to implement the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative-SA (AuSSI-SA). The AuSSI program is an internationally recognised, best-practice model guiding educational institutions in their exploration of sustainability.
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Youth Environment Council
Since 1997, the Youth Environment Council (YEC) of South Australia has provided young people a voice in key environmental issues facing South Australia and has given them opportunities to take action to achieve a more environmentally sustainable future for SA. The Youth Environment Council provides an opportunity for like-minded Year 7-10 students to share, learn and be inspired about sustainability. The YEC offers free camps, online workshops and forums to give students the skills and knowledge to run their own environmental action projects in their local community.
The Youth Environment Council aims to:
- raise youth awareness and encourage learning and involvement in our environment
- empower youth to take action on environmental issues
- ensure students see themselves as active citizens today and not just "leaders of tomorrow"
- develop skills such as leadership, team work and public speaking
- develop a network of youth environmental and sustainability leaders
- enable students to share ideas and actions.
The YEC is a joint initiative of the Department for Education and the Green Adelaide Board (Department of Environment and Water). Statewide support and coordination for the YEC are delivered through partnerships with other South Australian Landscape Boards and environmental agencies.
For further information on the YEC please click here.
Green Adelaide Education has a Coordinator and an Education Officer based at the City of Salisbury.
For further information on the services offered, downloadable resources and more, please visit our website.
Web: Green Adelaide website
Phone: (08) 8406 8289