Kardinia International College: 2022 Finalist – Sustainable places and destinations

Last updated: 3 August 2022
two female students and one male student wearing blue school uniforms gardening in a large wood box Kardinia International College is a finalist for an Industry Leader award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Sustainable places and destinations category.

Kardinia International College is committed to sustainability, actively working towards the goal of becoming a carbon-neutral five-star school.

The junior school redevelopment includes a 300kW solar system generating enough renewable energy to be carbon-neutral during the day. The college is purchasing 100 per cent green power and all light fittings in the school have been converted to LEDs. In the canteen, furniture is made of 100 per cent recycled plastic, online ordering and biodegradable packaging is used, and all organic waste is returned to the college as compost.

Students are as committed to sustainability as their school, establishing student-led committees, including Earthcore and Planeteers, to foster a global citizen mindset.

Sustainable places and destinations 2022 finalists