Sustainability at MCC

Sustainability education allows students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and worldviews necessary to contribute to more sustainable patterns of living – to have the necessary skills for a global world, the inclination to act sustainably, to solve problems and to be alert to the many possible ways we can make a difference. Actions that support more sustainable patterns of living requires students to develop the awareness of environmental, social, cultural and economic systems and their interdependence.

Mernda Central College is currently working through the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic Program – an award-winning Victorian Government Initiative – that will help our school benefit from embedding sustainability in everything we do. Our school is committed to taking actions towards minimising waste, saving energy and water, promoting biodiversity and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. We are linked with a facilitator from CERES, who provides guidance on achieving and maintaining our sustainability certification. An essential element of this program is adopting a whole-school approach: across the school, we are engaged in a range of practices that incorporate these ideas, from learning about recycling and systems through our Paddock to Plate Program to embedded curriculum priorities.

You can follow our sustainability journey via our school’s blog. Please visit this page for updates on our sustainability certification, stories about student’s environmental initiatives and sustainability within the curriculum.