Bega Valley Shire Council’s ‘Let’s Get it Sorted’

Waste Education Program

Five schools per year across the Bega Valley Shire are being offered the opportunity to participate in the ‘Let’s get it Sorted’ waste education program over the next three years. The program is being run by the Bournda Environmental Education Centre and is fully funded by the Bega Valley Shire Council.

The program includes –

  • two waste audits of playground rubbish bins (before and after)
  • student / teacher support to create an action plan
  • provision of recycling and green waste bins to the school
  • tour of the Central Waste Facility and the Merimbula Organics Processing Facility
  • an opportunity for students to share and celebrate their success as a group
  • ongoing support by BEEC

The program helps students to re-think what we call ‘waste’ and empowers them to be the change makers at their school. The aim of the program is to reduce the amount of waste that schools send to landfill and to help educate school communities about the issues surrounding waste and its management.

The first round of schools began working on this program in term 2, 2019. See an update of their work below. Click here to express an interest in the program for 2020 / 2021.

Outcomes

Stage 2 – Geography

GE2-2

Describes the ways people, places and environments interact.

GE2-3

Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments.

Stage 2 – Science and Technology

ST2-2DP-T

A student selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity.

 

Stage 3 – Geography

GE3-2

Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments.

GE3-3

Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments.

Stage 3 – Science and Technology

A student plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity.

Stage 4 – Geography

GE4-5

Discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability.

GE4-2

Explains how interactions and connections between people, places and environments result in change.

Stage 4 –Technology Mandatory

TE4-1DP A student designs, communicates and evaluates innovative ideas and creative solutions to authentic problems or opportunities.