Sustainable Schools

Sustainability at MEPS

Our school takes action to become more environmentally sustainable through a Victorian Government initiative called ResourceSmart Schools. This is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to embed sustainability across the school facilities, community and curriculum. Each year we aim to reduce our resource use (like electricity and water), minimize our waste and increase our indigenous plant and animal habitat in the school grounds.

A student-led environment team, called the Mt Eliza Environment Team (MEET), initiate events and activities throughout the year to educate and encourage us all to be resource smart, such as ‘Go Green for Green’ Day; Recycling with Mondo and Walk, Ride, Scoot to school days. Senior MEET representatives are given the opportunity to participate in the Dolphin Research Institute Ambassadors ‘I sea, I care’ program which aims to develop leadership in students around marine environmental issues.