Celebrating Canberra’s sustainable schools

Today North Ainslie Primary School was awarded the 2020 Sustainable School of the Year Award at the Actsmart Schools Awards.

Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury, said North Ainslie Primary School has encouraged students to become involved in sustainability projects at school such as water-saving awareness, recycling education and provided the opportunity for younger students to learn about the environment.

“I am thrilled to see so many students in Canberra getting involved in environmental action and using their creativity to promote sustainability in their schools and community,” Minister Rattenbury said.

“Congratulations to all the nominees this year, your commitment to improving your school’s sustainability plays an important role in building on the ACT’s sustainability and climate change action.”

Sustainability in Canberra’s schools was also celebrated in the virtual Actsmart Eco Bus Tour presentation played at the Awards. The competition invited participants to submit a student-led video to share their school’s sustainable activities and climate change action. The winning video came from Kaleen Primary School.

Actsmart Schools is part of the Actsmart suite of sustainability programs delivered by the ACT Government.

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