Students get ready to make change as part of Enviroweek
Author: Zo Zhou
Young Australians choose a sustainability challenge, get sponsored and make change. Students experience that everyday action counts in creating a sustainable future during Enviroweek, August 25 - 31.
More than 115,000 students joined Enviroweek in 2012 saving 18,331.20 CO2-E. Join 150,000 students this year in a week of action creating good habits for a lifetime.
Classroom learning comes alive in all subject areas through Enviroweek challenges.
The challenges are engaging, valuable and suit all lifestyles. From Foodie, Shopper, Waste Warrior, Green Thumb, Water Lover, to Tree Hugger, Sparky and Traveller, there's something for everyone!
By taking up an Enviroweek challenge, students see the difference they make, that our school makes and how this multiplies - through other young people taking action around Australia and when small positive actions are made everyday.
Why schools join
Enviroweek is a time for schools to celebrate existing environmental projects, reinvigorate lapsed projects and get new ones underway.
Enviroweek updates and engages whole schools in sustainability programs and showcases environmental leadership to the wider community.
‘We've done Enviroweek for four years now. In Term 3 we focus on the environment and celebrate spring with an inspirational Enviroweek festival that embeds all our environmental activities - and inspires others to join in. Enviroweek is a great concept, it has something for everyone.' Gary Clark, Ulladulla Primary NSW.
There are prizes worth more than $35,000 for schools (including two 12 panel solar systems), classes and students. All participants receive a certificate.
About Cool Australia
Next time your child has an environmental homework question, use Cool Australia's free-online student toolbox at www.coolaustralia.org. The information is free, easy to understand, comprehensive and reliable.