ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2022

Last updated: 29 April 2022
Three children seated in a row with small plants on table and Now for the Future white text on the right and ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2022 in black text in a green banner at the bottom.

For the 13th edition of the ResourceSmart Schools Awards, we are delighted to celebrate everyone who has been working so hard, Now for the Future.

Tomorrow’s leaders have arrived – our young people and schools are already leading the way on sustainability, creating real impact for Victorian communities beyond the school gate.

We celebrate everyone in our ResourceSmart Schools community who has worked to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum over the past year and everyone who entered this year’s Awards.

Entries open Friday 10 December 2021
Information session live Q&A Tuesday 8 February 2022
Entries close Monday 28 March 2022
Finalists announced Friday 29 April 2022
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Awards event and winners announcement Thursday 2 June 2022

Award categories

The 2022 award categories will honour winners and finalists in the following categories:

  • Emerging School of the Year – a new category to celebrate a school that has recently started the ResourceSmart Schools journey
  • School Volunteer of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year (primary and secondary)
  • Student Action Team of the Year (primary and secondary)
  • Community Leadership School of the Year (primary and secondary)
  • Curriculum Leadership School of the Year (primary and secondary)
  • ResourceSmart School of the Year.

Event information

The 2022 ResourceSmart Schools Awards ceremony is designed to be a positive, fun-filled event that focusses on student empowerment and leadership.

We are thrilled to announce that Sammy J will host the 2022 ResourceSmart School Awards. Sammy J is an Australian comedian, writer, composer, and broadcaster. He has played in Edinburgh, Montreal and London; had a sitcom on Netflix; is one half of the man–puppet comedy duo Sammy J & Randy; creates weekly satirical sketches  for ABC TV and currently hosts the breakfast show on ABC Radio Melbourne.

This premier event is by invitation only, with all finalists, event sponsors, 5 Star Schools, delivery partners (CERES, Environment Education Victoria, and Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning), the State Minister for the Environment, Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist, the Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability in attendance.

Event details

10:00 am
2 June 2022
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Brunton Avenue
Richmond VIC 3002

Exciting activities at the event

MCG Sustainability tour

Event attendees are invited to join a 45-minute tour of the MCG to learn about the award-winning sustainability initiatives at this world-class sporting arena.

Build the Change hosted by the LEGO Group

The LEGO Group will facilitate a play session to engage students on real-world sustainability challenges and to amplify their creative ideas for a better future.

Contact us

We want to help you enter the ResourceSmart Schools Awards. If you have questions or have been working on sustainability but you aren’t part of the ResourceSmart Schools community yet, contact us at resourcesmartawards@sustainability.vic.gov.au or call 03 8626 8844.