School Sustainability Program kicks off for its second year

After a successful 2019 program, Narromine Shire Council has launched its Primary School Sustainability Education Program for a second year.

The Program offers classroom workshops that raise awareness of waste issues, explores what happens to waste and recycling and considers ways waste can be reduced.

Council have again engaged Impact Environmental Education (IEE) to deliver the program. IEE’s fun and engaging workshops target all stages of Primary School. There are two new modules on offer to schools this year.

Workshop Developer, Jacqui Murray, said waste education at the school level plays an important role in developing sustainable communities.

“Young people learning about how to take responsibility for their waste, and how they fit into the systems all around us, fosters respect for the place in which we live and for those who we share it with” Ms Murray said.

“While the focus for the children is learning and having fun, the program also delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to our community.”

The locally run program is actually part of a three-council initiative, with Primary Schools in Dubbo Regional Council and Mid-Western Regional Council also invited to participate.

Over 5000 students from 31 schools across the three Councils took part in the program in 2019.

Registration is open now, with delivery of the 2020 workshops to commence during Term 1.

For further information, schools should contact the Impact Environmental Education directly on 0415 144 306 or


Jacqui Murray, Impact Environmental Education, 0415 144 306