On Friday 23 March 2012, 130 students and teachers from twenty schools attended the first Big Green Schools Conference hosted by Carrum Primary School.
* Featuring a presentation by environmental activist, Arron Wood (2007 Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award winner)
* Q & A session with Mark Dreyfus (Federal Member for Isaacs & Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change & Energy Efficiency)
* Showcased recent improvements to sustainable practice in schools through film and presentations
* Demonstrated ‘hands on’ action in a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden, an active farm, and a wetlands zone
* Developed Big Green Ideas for the City of Kingston and the World
* Judged the Big Green Short Film competition
Below are photos and film footage captured at the 2012 Conference.
The second Big Green Schools Conference was held on Friday, 10 May 2013. Over 130 students and teachers:
+ Listened To & Question Environmental Gurus
+ Showcased Sustainable Action in Schools
+ Developed Big Green Ideas for the City of Kingston & The World
+ Judge the Big Green Short Film Competition
The 2013 Big Green Schools Conference was held in conjunction with 2013 City of Kingston ‘Harvest Festival’ at the Roy Dore Reserve, Carrum.
Below are photos and film footage captured at the 2013 Conference.
In 2014, on Friday 9 May at Carrum Primary School and at St.Louis De Montfort PS on Wednesday 10 September, schools in the City of Kingston gathered to explore and develop a community project titled “Carrum to Moorabbin”. The “Carrum to Moorabbin” project focussed on how students, as community members, can be proactive in making public transport more sustainable. The Big Questions included:
• What is sustainability?
• What is sustainable about their train station?
• What types of sustainable ideas could happen at a train station?
• What would motivate community to help implement their sustainability ideas?
Below are photos and film footage captured at the 2014 Conference.
In 2015, the Big Green Schools Conference was held over two days, Friday 8 May (Carrum PS) and Wednesday 9 September (St.Louis De Montfort’s PS). Focussing on ResourceSmart 5 Star Sustainability and the Ideas & Strategies Schools can use to achieve 5 Star Certification, the 2015 Big Green Schools Conference theme was “Shooting For The Stars – The Great 5 Star Journey”. On Day One of the Conference students shared their ideas on Radio Carrum (listen below).