School Sustainability Awards is an initiative of Sustainable Schools Network and Gecko Environment Council. The awards were initiated to encourage the students to take a closer look at sustainability, and specifically sustainability at their school. It is our intention to support schools to become more sustainable and to learn in action-orientated and authentic ways. In the 21st century, it is essential that students and school communities are engaged as responsible citizens and are given opportunities to collaborate, express creativity and to think critically.

The Awards is an annual initiative and a highlight for both the curriculum, the school year and the sustainability calendar of our city.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN IN TWO CATEGORIES 

  1. Primary School Category
  2. Secondary School Category

2019 PRIZES ARE PRESENTED AS FOLLOWS

$1,000 Primary School Prize presented by Gecko Environment Council

$1,000 Secondary School Prize presented by Regen Australia

People’s Choice Award Tangalooma School Package presented by Tangalooma Island Resort

Important dates for 2019;

1 March 2019 – Entries open

24 May 2019 – Entries close

31 May 2019 – Finalists chosen

9 June 2019 – Winners presentation

June 2019 – May 2020 – Implementation and documentation of the initiatives

2020 Sustainable School Symposium – Presentation of 2019 winning projects and implementation

JUDGES IN 2019

Cam Mackenzie

Chelli Easson

Anna Itkonen

AWARDS PRESENTATION

On the 9th of June, as part of the Gold Coast Green Week, an award presentation is held to announce the winners and the winning projects.  In addition to the $1,000 cash prizes, the winning schools will be offered a space at the 2020 Sustainable Symposium, opportunity to connect with the community using the Sustainable Schools Network and Gecko’s blogs, article in Blank Gold Coast magazine as well as other media opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications open on 1 March 2019 and close on 24 May 2019. Finalists will be contacted on 31 May 2019. Please submit your application in a digital format and include the completed application form.

Each application must not exceed 10 minutes and can be in a format chosen by the participating school and students including video, interactive computer model, art project or infographic for example. 

Entries must be new initiatives or clearly an extension or the next stage of an existing initiative.

CLICK HERE FOR 2019 APPLICATION FORM

School Sustainability Awards is an initiative of Sustainable Schools Network and Gecko Environment Council Assn Inc and is hosted as part of Sustainable Schools Symposium and Gold Coast Green Wee