Sustainability so far

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Check out the changes that have been made over the last few years. See what initiatives we have in Waste, Water, Biodiversity and Energy.

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Sustainability so far

  1. 1. Becoming a 5 star accredited ResourceSmartAuSSi Vic school<br />Energy<br /> Waste<br /> Water<br /> Biodiversity<br />Environment and Sustainability at BEPS<br />
  2. 2. WaterConservation and reduction in the amount of water used in the school has been a big focus of the school.<br />Water grants <br />Water saving measures<br />Drought tolerant gardens<br />Storm water harvesting<br />Flow restrictors<br />Dual flush toilets<br />Veggie garden tanks<br />
  3. 3. Water <br />Green oval tanks – 95,000L for oval irrigation<br />Red toilet block tanks – 27,000L for toilet flushing<br />
  4. 4. New Toilet blockIncorporating performance area, bike shed and rain water tanks connected to toilets.<br />Yes, it really looked like this!<br />
  5. 5. Energy<br />Solar Panels installed in 2009<br />Automatic sensor lights in all rooms<br />Energy efficient globes<br />Energy saving signage around the school<br />Energy efficient heaters <br />Ride 2 School program to reduce driving<br />Passive Solar verandah built on Prep building<br />
  6. 6. Solar powerRenewable energy source installed to help cut CO2 emissions and as an educational tool.<br />7.14 kWh system installed<br />Online data available for <br /> students<br />
  7. 7. VerandahPassive solar design, north facing and angled to catch the sun in winter. Improved guttering to harvest storm water.<br />
  8. 8. Bike sheds & parkingSupporting Ride-To-School-Day and encouraging the school community to use alternate methods of transport.<br />76+ bike parking places created for the school community<br />
  9. 9. Biodiversity<br />Grants to fund the garden projects<br />Indigenous gardens<br />Drought tolerant gardens<br />Bush tucker garden<br />Veggie garden<br />Frog pond<br />Compost bins in use<br />Garden waste composted and mulched<br />
  10. 10. Gardens<br />Front garden – Indigenous plants – drought tolerant<br />2<br />2005<br /> 2006<br /> 2010<br />
  11. 11. Gardens<br />Veggie Garden and outdoor classroom<br />From this to this<br />2009<br /> 2010<br />
  12. 12. Gardens<br />Little Monkeys Playground Garden<br /> Landscaping<br /> Drought tolerant garden<br />
  13. 13. Waste<br />Paper and cardboard recycling<br />Mixed recyclables<br />Classrooms encourage reusing resources<br />Try and buy green resources<br />Compost bins up and running<br />Green waste used on site<br />New colour coded bins<br />
  14. 14. Waste<br />Our new colour coded bins<br />
  15. 15. OvalCommitment to a natural play surface for our students, irrigated with harvested storm water. Grass clippings are used in the Veggie Garden compost.<br />2007 2011 <br /> Irrigation <br /> Drought tolerant grass<br /> Water storage<br />
  16. 16. Playgrounds<br />Little Monkey Bars Playground<br />Shade<br />New surface<br />

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