Energising Schools – ASK YOUR QUESTION HERE

Thursday 20th August 2015, 4:00pm – 5:00pm AEST The ‘Energy Efficiency in Schools’ guide, created by Sustainability Victoria and the Department of Education and Training supports your school to undertake simple actions that can reduce energy usage and save money. Click here to access the guide.   Want to join the conversation? If you’re on Twitter, … Continued

Energising Schools – Meet Our Panel

Participating in the Energising Schools webinar on Thursday 20th August 2015? Meet our panel: Malcolm Dow is the Assistant Principal and Sustainability Coordinator at Armadale Primary School. He has overseen the school’s journey to becoming a ResourceSmart 5Star School and has developed many student-led sustainability programs. Click here to visit Armadale Primary School’s website.   … Continued

Energising Schools – Your Questions

Thursday 20th August 2015, 4:00pm – 5:00pm AEST The ‘Energy Efficiency in Schools’ guide, created by Sustainability Victoria and the Department of Education and Training supports your school to undertake simple actions that can reduce energy usage and save money. Click here to access the guide.   Want to join the conversation? If you’re on Twitter, … Continued

Confirmation – Energising Schools

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE WEBINAR! This is a confirmation that you have been registered for the Energising Schools Webinar on Thursday 20th August 2015, 4:00pm – 5:00pm AEST You should also receive an email confirmation in your Inbox. The webinar is launching the ‘Energy Efficiency in Schools’ guide, created by Sustainability Victoria and the … Continued

Talking Trash – Teacher PD Webinar – 15th October 2014

Date: 15th October 2014       Time: 4pm – 5pm (AEST) Cost: FREE This webinar was a celebration of Planet Arks National Recycling Week and brings together leading teachers and early learning educators with representatives from Garage Sale Trail and Buy Nothing New Month.  Benefits for Educators  Learn about innovative waste and recycling actives … Continued

Enabling Student Action – Teacher Webinar – Recap

This free professional development session was broadcast in August 2014 for teachers across Australia to hear about student leadership projects from fellow teachers and educational leaders. Webinar participants heard tips and tricks from teachers and educational leaders on how to encourage and support student leadership teams and projects. This webinar was held on the eve … Continued

Growing Minds Teachers Webinar

 

Education For Sustainability Chat – National Reconciliation Week #efschat

Do you feel confident in incorporating the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History and Culture into your classroom learning? Join us next Wednesday the 21st May for a special Education For Sustainability Webinar as we discuss this important cross-curricula priority with our panel of teachers, Indigenous elders and other experts in the field. … Continued

Education For Sustainability Food Chat – Recap #efshat

 

Cool Australia Just Keeps on Growing

Cool Australia is steadily making our mark on education in Australia. We are forming new partnerships every week with organisations who are doing great things to educate our next generations for a sustainable future. So what is a sustainable future? It’s a sustainable economy, sustainable jobs, sustainable business, sustainable farming, sustainable oceans, sustainable soil, sustainable … Continued

PD in your Pjs – Lets talk about Food – #EfSChat

Our next #EfSChat is set for Thursday the 8th of May. Please join us on the Cool Australia Community website at 8:00pm AEST to take part in a PD you can really do in your PJ’s. We have an expert panel coming together to discuss  importance of Food in Education for Sustainability. Visit the Cool Community website at 8:00pm to … Continued

Earth Hour – More than just turning off the lights

When Earth Hour descended on Sydney in March 2007 there was a mixture of cynicism from some who screamed of tokenism and delight from others who wanted to stand up and be counted to support action on climate change. So, six years on what’s happened to Earth Hour and what’s happening with climate change? Let’s … Continued

We’re throwing a webinar!

Join us this Wednesday the 26th of March at 8pm AEST for the inaugural Cool Community webinar! This free online session will bring together leading educators including Kirsty Costa (CERES), Chris Vella (UniSchoolAgriNetwork) and Thea Nicholas (Cool Australia)  to discuss the importance of incorporating Earth Hour into Australian classrooms. Learn how easy it is to integrate Sustainability as a cross-curriculum priority into your whole … Continued

Great White Sharks and Great Big Crocodiles

I love sharks. Always have. They are one of two surviving ‘monsters’ that inhabit Australia and scare the crap out of all of us. The other monster is the Saltwater Crocodile affectionately known as a ‘Salty.’ Both of these creatures were hunted to the point where they are now protected from humans by law. They … Continued

What we can all learn from footy

People often seem surprised when they find out that I love AFL (they’re even more surprised when I tell them I’m a loyal member of the Melbourne Demons Football Club). It appears that “sustainability” and “footy” are polar opposites when it comes to stereotypes. Is it really possible for a female environmental educator and campaigner … Continued

Why I really love water

I really love water. It’s without doubt the most incredible substance that we know. Water can cool us when we are hot. Water can heat us when we are cold. No life can exist without water. Our human bodies are around 60% water depending on our age. A little more water when we are young, … Continued