Schools and Early Learning
Planet Ark for the next generation.

There are so many ways kids and teachers can make a positive impact with Planet Ark's campaigns.

Check out of each of our campaigns below, or download our handy guide designed for teachers and business managers:

Planet Ark in Schools


Schools Tree Day: Friday 26 July 2019

Tree Day

Planet Ark's most popular campaign is relevant to every child - and every year Planet Ark commissions research to back that up. Held on or around the last Friday in July, Schools Tree Day can mark the beginning of a long-term environmental program, engaging students in a fun, hands on activity that can reinforce their environmental, maths, science and creative arts learning or simply contribute to creating beautiful school grounds.

Find out more...


National Recycling Week: 10-16 November 2019

Starting before National Recycling Week the Schools Recycle Right Challenge is a great way for kids to learn the many aspects of recycling. Visit the website to see all the options available.

Join hundreds of other schools around the country by using our NAPLAN style lessons about recycling, Arts and Crafts activities, Competitions, Waste-Free Lunch and a whole lot more.

Join the Recycle Right Challenge now!


Business Recycling

Australian businesses are generating an average of 1.7 tonnes of waste per employee - yet only about half of that is being recycled. Planet Ark wants to help businesses become more environmentally sustainable.

The BusinessRecycling website is specifically designed to make it easy for Australian small to medium sized business find re-use and recycling services in their area.

Find out more...


Australasian Recycling Label

An evidence-based system, the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) will help students, teachers and staff by providing simple instructions about how to correctly dispose of a product and its packaging. Aim for canteen, stationary and cleaning products that have this label.

Find out more...


Recycle Your Used Cartridges

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

Your school can apply for a FREE cartridge collection box. You just need to use more than three cartridges a month.

Find out more...


Planet Ark Paper

Paper is one of the most commonly recycled materials - but did you know that your school can now buy high quality 100% recycled office paper that's also FSC certified and carbon neutral? Close the paper loop and get recycled paper today.

Paper Lesson Plans

Planet Ark teamed up with Cool Australia to create NAPLAN accredited lesson plans all about how waste paper is processed and turned into glossy white paper.
Find out more...


Get Solar Panels on Your School

With Planet Ark Power - your school/centre could run a mini-power station on its roof! Multiple finance options are available that enable a system to be cash-positive from day one. Good for your school and the planet! 

Find out more...


Make it Wood

Make it Wood

Research by Planet Ark demonstrates wooden structures not only look good, but do good. Wood structures at your school/centre will have positive impact on students wellbeing, and grades.

See how Woodleigh Senior School used wood...


GreenSchools Newsletter

Stay in the loop with all the latest environmental news from Planet Ark with our GreenSchools newsletter especially written for schools.

  • Recycling Week
  • Business Recycling
  • recycling Near You
  • Make It Wood
  • Tree Day
  • Cartridges for Planet Ark