Wedderburn College is among the finalists in the 2016 Sustainability Victoria ResourceSmart School awards in the Water School of the Year – secondary category.
The nomination acknowledges the college’s proactive stance on conserving water and encouraging the community to do the same in their own backyard.
The school has remodelled and repaired its mulch system and planned an Aquaponics system, in a region in which a vegetable garden in the backyard is a luxury as water is not easily affordable.
Sustainability Victoria chief executive officer Stan Krpan said the high quality of entries in this year’s awards demonstrated Victorian schools were committed to practical local action on climate change.
“This program has been delivering great environmental outcomes for schools and communities across Victoria and is preparing students to become future leaders in sustainability,” he said.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 11.