ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do.

Schools take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

ResourceSmart Schools helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment.

This website helps your school track its sustainability journey and identify savings made. Our Sustainability Certification process rewards your progress and allows you to reach for the stars!

We provide you with support and put you in touch with networks, programs and organisations focused on sustainability.

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Key features

Support Sustainability experts support the school on their sustainability journey and schools track and measure their progress using the online system
Recognition Sustainability Certification and the ResourceSmart Schools Awards recognise and reward school activity.
Savings Save on energy, water and waste bills – and greenhouse gas emissions.
Adaptable Schools create a unique environmental management system and can work with any sustainability program or organisation within the ResourceSmart Schools framework.
Learning Students learn take-home lessons about sustainable actions as required by the Australian Curriculum.
Sustainable schools Schools learn to operate more sustainably, reducing costs and minimising their impact on the environment through efficient resource use.
Community Practical support for schools and communities to live and work more sustainably and to support other schools and environmental partners along the way.


A step-by-step guide to ResourceSmart Schools

Why participate

ResourceSmart Schools encourages real-life sustainability learning and helps schools save money.

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ResourceSmart schools can access support to help them understand and implement sustainability across their curriculum.

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Completing modules

With over 200 actions across 5 modules ResourceSmart Schools helps you make the small steps required to get huge results.

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Sustainability Certification

Sustainability Certification recognises and rewards the hard work and performance of ResourceSmart schools.

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Who is involved

Our network of regional sustainability experts are on hand to support your school’s journey.

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More than 1000 schools in Victoria have signed up to ResourceSmart Schools since the launch of a smaller pilot program back in 2003.

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Getting started

If you are new to ResourceSmart Schools, check out our Getting started section. If your school is already implementing ResourceSmart Schools, login to your account and keep going!