What’s Happening

16 February 2017

Victorian Student Climate Leadership Program 2017

We are excited to launch a NEW 6 month peer-to-peer student climate leadership program for 20 high school students in years 8-12 from high schools across Victoria in 2017. These young people will challenge themselves to this newly-launched training program to master skills in leadership, change-making, campaigning and communications. They’ll learn from some of the best […]

7 November 2016

How to Get Local Media

Getting local media to cover your Repower pledge event is a fantastic way to spread the word and empower other people to take action on climate change. Download this template media release you can fill out with details of your event and send to your local radio station or newspaper! Download Template Media Release 

7 November 2016

How To Write a Letter to your MP

Inviting your local politician to your Repower pledge event is a fantastic way to build support and momentum for a transition to renewable energy and action on climate change in your school! Download this template letter you can use to invite your local politician to your repower pledge event. Download MP Letter template Guide

1 November 2016

Cool Australia

Cool Australia provides hundreds of free units and lesson plans that relate to sustainability and climate change.  Once you have created a login ( no cost) you are free to search and download units and lesson plans all mapped to the Australian Curriculum . http://www.coolaustralia.org/curriculum-materials/

1 November 2016

Solar Energy: Can we run our school on renewable energy?

This resource was produced by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with Daylesford Secondary School.  It documents the journey of a group of students and teacher setting out to power their school with renewable energy. It links the journey to curriculum, student leadership and provides a range of “how to resources” Here is the overview : solar-energy-teacher-notes […]

1 November 2016

Getting Started With Sustainability – Curriculum Portal

The Getting Started With Sustainability In Schools website was created after consultation with hundreds of teachers across Australia. The Curriculum Portal  has nearly 500 free units and lesson plans linked to the Australian Curriculum and the Sustainability Organizing ideas You can search by  year level, subject area, key concept and topic: http://www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/resources

1 November 2016

This Changes Everything – Climate Change Versus Capitalism

A unit for year 9 and 10 students made up of 10 lesson plans mapped to the Australian Curriculum This Changes Everything includes a book by Naomi Klein and film by Avi Lewis. The texts join the dots between climate change, economic systems and the power of community action. It explores the complex relationship between […]

1 November 2016

Latrobe Valley students in the news (again)!

High school students from the Latrobe Valley have made the news (Again) !  They were interviewed on ABC news Victoria and shared their visions for a bright and sustainable future !   Since July students have been busy making their high schools more sustainable and sharing their vision for the valley. Here is the students […]

1 November 2016

Victorian Government pledges to Support students to Repower their Schools

On the 27th of September, 11 students from high schools across Victoria, met with the Victorian Minister for Climate Change, Energy and Environment Lily D’Ambrosio.  In the plush 37th floor ministerial office the students shared why action on global warming was so important to them. The minister was moved by the students’ powerful narratives from […]

1 November 2016

Switched on Schools Wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition has won the Community category in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Switched on Schools Victoria program.  This prestigious award was presented by the Victorian Minister for Climate Change, Energy and Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and accepted by Tom Reddington and Laura Sykes on behalf on behalf of students, volunteers […]