The City of Newcastle is working with the Education Sector, including schools, TAFE and University, to assist them to become more resource efficient.
ClimateCam for Schools
ClimateCam for Schools is a program developed by the City of Newcastle to foster energy and resource efficiency within local schools.
The program provides schools with access to a range of sustainability tools and resources as well as providing environmental education opportunities to students, teachers and their communities.
Participating schools have access to the Online Resource Kit which includes a range of resources and tools to implement the ClimateCam for Schools Program.
There are now 52 schools participating in the project, thanks to the generous support of the sponsors listed below. These schools have received a combined total of 174 ‘eco-stars’ to date. Download the 2011 Star Report (454 kb pdf) to find out which stars the participating schools have achieved.
How can your school get involved?
Schools from Newcastle Local Government Area not currently participating in the program will be sent information later this year to join ClimateCam for Schools in 2013.
What is ClimateCam for Schools?
ClimateCam for Schools is a milestone based program designed to assist schools in using resources more efficiently, by
- encouraging schools to upgrade to more water and energy efficient hardware and equipment and
- raising awareness and encouraging behaviour change within the school community to reduce resource consumption.
The program encourages schools to work through and achieve milestones with Council’s assistance. In return for achieving milestones the school receives ‘eco stars’ to display on their ClimateCam plaques.
For more information
For further information about ClimateCam for Schools contact Michelle Lindsay on 4974 2573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our generous sponsors
- Bengalla Mining Company
- Centennial Coal
- Macquarie Generation
- The Newcastle Herald
- Newcastle Port Corporation
- Port Waratah Coal Services
- West Wallsend Colliery - Xstrata Coal