Barton Primary School leads on sustainability

The Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP has congratulated Barton Primary School for reducing its environmental impact through the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program.

The ResourceSmart Schools program has helped more than 1,300 Victorian schools save more than $21 million through energy, waste and water savings and prevented more than 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere since 2008.

Schools participating in the program are awarded up to five stars for completing modules in relation to water, waste, energy, biodiversity and provided with assistance from sustainability experts.

Barton Primary School has been awarded 1 star certification for completing the required ResourceSmart Schools modules and meeting benchmarks for energy usage and waste reduction.

The school has saved through being involved in the ResourceSmart School program. Nine schools have received star ratings and certificates this school term.

The Victorian Government delivered $4.4 million in 2017/18 Budget to expand the ResourceSmart Schools program.

Jude Perera MP is encouraging other schools in the region to sign up for the ResourceSmart Schools program if they haven’t already.

ResourceSmart Schools is a free Victorian Government program available to all Victorian schools. It assists schools to embed sustainability in everything they do linking sustainability to school operations, the school’s curriculum and engaging with the school community.

For more information on Sustainability Victoria’s Resource Smart School Program visit:

Quotes attributable to the Member for Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP: 

“This certification recognises the great work of the dedicated teachers and staff at the school.

“The program gives kids a fantastic, hands on understanding of sustainability and the environment.”