Sustainable Schools

Climate resilience

According to the Australian Academy of Science,Earth’s climate has changed over the past century. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, sea levels have risen, and glaciers and ice sheets have decreased in size. The best available evidence indicates that greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are the main cause. Continuing increases in greenhouse gases will produce further warming and other changes in Earth’s physical environment and ecosystems

Climate Ready Schools

A middle years school program to teach about climate change and challenge students to investigate local climate mitigation and adaptation actions.

The Climate Ready Schools (CRS) program challenges students to conduct investigations into climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in their school or local community.

Access a suite of resources to teach about the impacts of climate change at a global, national and local level. Students use this knowledge along with a problem-based learning approach through student-led co-design to address an aspect of climate change in their school or local community.

Participating schools receive:

  • access to a remote-learning package, with content covering climate change projections, Adelaide heat and flood mapping, biodiversity data, sea level rise and other key issues

  • ongoing, tailored support and resources to help integrate the content into the school curriculum and guide the development of solutions to climate change issues

  • training in the use of the Design Thinking process to guide students through focussed problem-based learning

  • links to relevant organisations and people with expertise.

  • support through online check-ins and the availability of Green Adelaide Education Officers.

Contact the Green Adelaide Education team to access these resources and find out how you can nominate your school to participate in an inter-school Climate Ready Schools expo in term 4, 2023.

Climate change information sheets

Long-term changes in global or regional climate patterns due to increasing amounts of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere

The burning of coal and gas to create electricity produces large amounts of GHG emissions. Learn more in our factsheet.

The majority of greenhouse has (GHG) emissions from the food system in Australia are methane from animal agriculture.

SA transport sector (road, rail, aviation, shipping) was the highest contributor of net greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

Water is at the heart of Earth’s biological systems and is a critical resource.

Climate ready school's case Study