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GreenHouse Games - Schools Challenge Presentation

  1. 1. GreenHouse Games Challenge 2010
  2. 2. Who is behind GreenHouse Games? <ul><li>Sustainability Victoria is an agency of the Victorian Government which facilitates and promotes the sustainable use of resources </li></ul><ul><li>LESS (Low Energy Supplies and Services ) is an environmental company that has been delivering energy and water saving programs and products since 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>LESS is delivering the GreenHouse Games on behalf of Sustainability Victoria </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Challenge? A fun, free, fully supported online program for schools to engage students and employees and their families in taking sustainable actions at home to become GreenHouse Heroes
  4. 4. What is the Challenge? An opportunity for your school to show community leadership on climate change and can contribute to ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic school-community partnerships and leadership in the community
  5. 5. What is the Challenge? An opportunity for students to take their classroom learnings on climate change into their homes and the community
  6. 6. What is the Challenge? Each participating family earns points for their school with every Superhero action taken at home. The school and household with the most points wins!
  7. 7. Challenge Process Schools register online. Households register and then take action by changing habits and creating a greener home. Households have 8 weeks to earn points and contribute to their school’s total. Households report weekly. Chance to win daily prizes, weekly theme prizes and a grand prize for active participants. Continue to live a greener life and become a GreenHouse superhero.
  8. 8. The role of the school <ul><li>Find coordinator/s </li></ul><ul><li>Decide if Challenge will be part of classroom studies or stand alone initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Promote through newsletters, assemblies, PTA, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit households </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment and/or celebratory event ? </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage households to stay involved and earning points </li></ul><ul><li>High performing schools win prizes </li></ul>
  9. 9. The role of LESS <ul><li>Provide support materials and tools for coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Project team available to provide individual coordinator support and answer queries </li></ul><ul><li>Report to all schools (via coordinators) on overall Challenge progress and scores </li></ul><ul><li>Help Desk (email and 1300 number) to support households to take sustainable actions </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Challenge as easy for schools and households as possible! </li></ul>
  10. 10. The role of coordinators <ul><li>Can be up to 3 coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinators can be teachers, parents or responsible students </li></ul><ul><li>Be the communicator between the school community and LESS </li></ul><ul><li>Use the support materials supplied to promote the Challenge to the school community to get involved and register for the Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute household recruitment packs (zip up bags and magnets) </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage households to complete the Challenge for the full 8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Report back to school community about progress and results </li></ul>
  11. 11. The role of households Learn how to reduce your environmental footprint – take GreenHouse hero actions and save on utility bills!
  12. 12. The role of households <ul><li>Easy/user-friendly website, easy to register </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly entry of actions taken </li></ul><ul><li>A choice of 66 different actions </li></ul><ul><li>Receive weekly advice and support on actions taken </li></ul><ul><li>HelpDesk available </li></ul><ul><li>Become a GreenHouse Superhero Household saving the planet </li></ul>
  13. 13. Types of actions households can take Lots of actions to choose from to reduce electricity, water, waste and transport fuel, eg: <ul><li>Adjust the thermostat on heaters </li></ul><ul><li>Switch to GreenPower </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the use of the clothes dryer </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce car usage </li></ul><ul><li>Start a vegetable garden </li></ul><ul><li>Install a rainwater tank </li></ul><ul><li>Fix leaking taps </li></ul><ul><li>Put a ‘no junk mail’ sticker on your letterbox </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle electronic goods you no longer need </li></ul>
  14. 14. Prizes and awards <ul><li>School, greatest abatement overall </li></ul><ul><li>School, greatest abatement per household, 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd place </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate of participation </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinators prizes </li></ul><ul><li>Householders grand prizes, daily </li></ul><ul><li>and theme week prizes </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes for coordinators to give </li></ul><ul><li>away </li></ul>$2000 for sustainability event or initiative
  15. 15. Timing <ul><li>Register school by 27 th August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit households by 8 th October 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge start date is 11 th October 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>The Challenge lasts 8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge finish date is 10 th December 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Main prizes presented in early 2011 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Next steps <ul><li>Decide if Games will be run school-wide or be part of classroom studies </li></ul><ul><li>Find coordinator/s </li></ul><ul><li>Register your school at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><li>1300 174 101 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>