Students shoot hoops to recycle

03 March 2016 | News

A carbon management class room! An edible garden underneath a water trough! A basketball recycling shoot out! This is how today’s students today are looking after their environment. 

These are a few of the great initiatives taking place at St Joseph’s College, Geelong as part of the ResourceSmart Schools program.  According to St Joseph’s College teacher, Kerry Jenkins “ResourceSmart Schools is our backbone – we couldn’t do what we do without it.”

On 1 March St Joseph’s and ResourceSmart Schools facilitators hosted a sustainability workshop, to share ideas with teachers from Torquay College, Surfcoast Secondary College, Kardinia International College and Geelong High School. Guest speaker Gary Haberfield, from Geelong Disabled People's Industries spoke about polystyrene recycling, and what these schools can do for a better environment and how it can create local employment opportunities.

Bin with basketball hoop lid, bike rack and planter box beneath drinking fountains

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