Queensland Sustainable Schools

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What is a Sustainable School?

Queensland Sustainable Schools Initiative

Queensland Environmentally Sustainable Schools Initiative (QESSI) aims to help schools integrate environmental education and action for sustainability into all aspects of their activities, including the classroom, the canteen or tuckshop, school grounds, travel to and from school, the office and manual arts workshops.

A sustainable school engages their whole community by adopting an engaging, practical and relevant way of learning and working together.

QESSI Alliance - Who are we?

QESSI Alliance is a network of organisations that are focused on supporting Queensland schools to embed the principles of environmental education for sustainability across the whole school community.

Our network consists of professional educators, education administrators and environmental management professionals from a range of disciplines.

We thank our QESSI Alliance partners for their role in supporting schools on their journey towards an environmentally sustainable future.

QESSI Alliance is a network of organisations that are focused on supporting Queensland schools to embed the principles of environmental education for sustainability across the whole school community.

Our network consists of professional educators, education administrators and environmental management professionals from a range of disciplines.

We thank our QESSI Alliance partners for their role in supporting schools on their journey towards an environmentally sustainable future.

The big picture

Environmental education has been a feature of Queensland schools for more than 30 years. In many schools it has been creatively and proactively incorporated into the curriculum in each phase of learning, and is also reflected in the school's facilities and in the actions of its principals, teachers and students.

The site has links to a range of resources including:

Environmental education has been a feature of Queensland schools for more than 30 years. In many schools it has been creatively and proactively incorporated into the curriculum in each phase of learning, and is also reflected in the school's facilities and in the actions of its principals, teachers and students.

The site has links to a range of resources including: