Report prepared for Balmain Public School P&C, March 2020
On 5 February 2020, Shehana Darda-Teixeira attended the Balmain Public School P&C Meeting and asked what action the school and the P&C were taking to support climate action. She offered, and was invited to, prepare a report to present to the P&C Meeting on 4 March 2020 about what steps BPS might take.
A group of 10 parents volunteered to help prepare the report and investigate what other schools, locally, interstate and around the world are doing to create a more sustainable school environment, take action on climate change and empower our children.
The findings and recommendations are set out in this report. They aim to build on previous efforts and initiatives undertaken by staff, students and families, including the Environmental Warriors and recycling initiatives, Clean Up Australia campaign and the recently announced plans for gardening groups. These recommendations will also support teachers and their educational programs in addressing sustainability throughout key learning areas, as outlined by Sarah Weston at the February P&C meeting.
We would like the P&C members to vote on accepting the first two recommendations so that we can proceed with further investigation and development of an action plan.