Sustainable Schools

Sustainable Schools is a free program offered by Green Adelaide to help you teach about and connect to the natural world, lead informed action, and enable active citizens.

Sustainable Schools provides a range of tools, resources and support strategies to help you:

  • develop a shared vision for sustainability

  • embed sustainability into your school/preschool culture, curriculum and practice

  • link with other school communities and service providers

  • design hands-on learning (building frog ponds, vegetable plots and butterfly gardens)

  • investigate wildlife and create habitat in your school and beyond

  • become a hub for sustainability education with your local communities.

Sustainable Schools aligns with the Australian Curriculum and Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Getting started

From creating a vision to developing a Site Environment Management Plan (SEMP), we have the tools and resources to help you on your way.

Getting started - Green Adelaide

Plants, animals and environments

Teach about the natural world with these downloadable ID charts, factsheets, teacher packs and more.

Plants, animals and environments - Green Adelaide

Climate resilience

Empower your students and help your school become cooler, greener and wilder with Green Adelaide’s Climate Ready Schools program.

Climate resilience - Green Adelaide

Youth voice

Develop the sustainability leaders of the future by building active citizenship and creating meaningful opportunities for youth voice.

Youth voice - Green Adelaide

Loan library

Access a range of teaching resources for loan to education sites and community groups in the Green Adelaide region.

Loan library - Green Adelaide


Access the contact details for the Green Adelaide Education team who can support you.

Contact - Green Adelaide


Register your school through the Department for Education to access support from the Green Adelaide Education team.

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Contact the Green Adelaide Education team