This priority area of environmental sustainability action includes ways for schools to partner with others in the broader community to support their efforts in environmental sustainability. Each organisation will have its own way to connect and its own priorities, so schools should first ensure that they have clear priorities set out in their Environmental Sustainability Plan before reaching out to different organisations. Schools are not obliged to engage with their broader community in relation to improving environmental sustainability.
Schools can choose to:
- improve natural habitats and create gardens. Community organisations support school gardening or tree planting opportunities for students. Relevant organisations include , and
- create and promote active transport to and from school. , and provide grants and support to schools to promote safe ways to get to school while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from school-related transport
- seek support to assist with climate-related natural hazards. For example, the has resources for schools to assist in responding to bush fires. The conducts school visits and provides resources to help keep their local communities safe.
Reviewed 19 September 2023