St Joseph’s Primary School in Elsternwick has seen a significant reduction in its energy consumption from 311.2 kg of greenhouse gasses per student in the 2015 school year to 192.9 kg in 2016. The school has reduced electricity consumption from 206 KwH per student to 142 KwH per student, and gas from 313.79 Mj per student to 150.96 Mj in 2016.
St Joseph’s significantly reduced energy consumption using a behaviour change program, which has been extended to the local community.
The school has made connections with other schools in the community and shared its learnings in a presentation at the Steps to Sustainability Conference. The school strives to show leadership and assist others on their energy journey.