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In inner Melbourne, Footscray Primary School has now commenced its EcoMasterplan. Check out ways the EcoMasterplan explores the latest thinking in environmental management and childhood learning. ...

In inner Melbourne, Footscray Primary School has now commenced its EcoMasterplan. Check out ways the EcoMasterplan explores the latest thinking in environmental management and childhood learning. For updates, visit the school website on http://www.footscrayps.vic.edu.au/?p=45. Thanks to RE Ross Trust, City West Water, Office of Living Victoria for some funding!

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  • 1. Footscray Primary School EcoMasterplan
  • 2. Where is Footscray Primary School? Corner of Geelong Rd and Barkly St, Footscray 3011
  • 3. Options for an EcoMasterplan
  • 4. What are the goals of an ‘eco-masterplan’ for our school?
  • 5. What can an ‘eco-masterplan’ include?
  • 6. What can an ‘eco-masterplan’ include?
  • 7. How do we develop an eco-masterplan? Guiding Principles • We need to host a good engagement and consultation program to have a design that is valued the most. • We need the design to be valued by students, staff, parents, and neighbours to ensure it is always looked after. • We need to apply the latest thinking in sustainability, children’s learning and urban design to get external support. • We need to share our experience and our assets to motivate the wider community to take change for climate change. • Eco-masterplanning for school grounds will be supported by curriculum links and indoor environmental activities Stakeholders Maribyrnong City Council City West Water Office of Living Victoria Melbourne Water VicRoads Community Groups AussiVic Sustainable Schools CRC for Water Sensitive Cities Local Business Department of Education - TBC Department of Health
  • 8. Footscray Primary School is proudly an International Baccalaureate School. Developing internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help create a better and more peaceful world At Footscray Primary, our students strive to be: • Inquirers Ask questions and enjoy learning • Knowledgeable Explore new concepts and issues of local and global perspectives • Thinkers Appreciate the importance of critical and creative thinking • Communicators Express ideas confidently • Principled Act with integrity and honesty • Open minded Be open to new ideas and the perspectives of others • Caring Show empathy, respect and compassion • Risk-takers Be prepared to try new approaches • Balanced Appreciate the need for intellectual, physical and emotional balance • Reflective Give thoughtful consideration to learning and experiences Our Eco-Masterplan offers great opportunities to draw on, and draw out, these values. International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Program
  • 9. Progress to Date 1. Footscray Primary School Eco-Masterplan - completed Developed in 2012 and adopted by School Council in March 2013. Funded by RE Ross Trust Fund, City West Water, and Footscray Primary. Undertaken by Fitzgerald Frisby Landscape Architects. Click image for details. 2. Baseline iTree Value – completed Developed in 2014. Undertaken by Enspec. Click image for details 3. Actions - commenced New plantings, new bikepaths, new natural play areas, water efficiency works, new solar, new recycling and more. Click image for details. 4. Industry Lessons Learnt More ground-level education needed, grant programs to be more holistic, renewable precinct opportunities, inner city underground complexities, shared use opportunities, recycling industry opportunities, etc. More information to be available soon. How do we develop an eco-masterplan?
  • 10. How will the project outcomes be measured? Outcomes include: 1.Better engagement and connection among parents, neighbours, children and teachers around sustainability, health, wellbeing and education. Measured by: involvement numbers, design solutions, curriculum variations, follow on community links and stakeholder engagement. 2.Better sustainability performance Measured by: ongoing tracking of energy and water bills, variation in systems including rainwater tanks usage, planting and resource recovery 3.Funding gained due to vision and program set out in Eco-Masterplan Measured by: new funding support to deliver on ground features 4.Take up of ideas reflected in other schools in region and beyond. Measured by: number of presentations, and links to other schools adopting approaches from this Eco-Masterplan
  • 11. Water Balance – What can we achieve?
  • 12. Monash University – International Centre for Water Sensitive Cities What is the effect of the ‘urban heat island’? •Temperatures of dark, dry surfaces in direct sun can reach 88°C during the day, while vegetated surfaces with moist soil under the same conditions might reach only 18°C. •These dark surfaces include roads, roofs and car parks that create artificial warmth or urban heat islands in built up areas. •In February 2012, Monash University analysed the effects of irrigation of an urban park on local and downwind climate. Research – Urban Heat Island
  • 13. More ideas