Greening Australia would like to thank all its partners to the Green Hub and Sustainability Learning Centre for their ongoing commitment and support. Further information on how we work with each of our partners can be found below.
If you are interested in partnering with us, please get in touch!
Hydro Tasmania is a founding partner of the Sustainability Learning Centre and has partnered with Greening Australia to deliver catchment discovery programs to primary and secondary aged students.
Water for Life will be delivered as part of the programs on offer at the new Sustainability Learning Centre based in Hobart, TAS.
Greening Australia are proud to be RACV’s Community Environment Partner for 2012-13. The project we are working on with RACV’s support is the school Green Miles project. Greening Australia will work with 10 schools in the Gippsland Area on the project. Using the new GA Future Carbon website, students will calculate their Carbon emissions from travel to and from school, in their homes and in their classrooms. The students will then be asked to change their travel and general energy use habits to lower their Carbon footprint. Participating schools will then be involved in Biodiverse Carbon revegetation days at Marlay Point, Lake Wellington, to offset their Carbon use. An opportunity to present what they’ve done as part of the project will be provided at the Gippsland Toolbox for Environmental Change Forums in Gippsland.
The educational interpretive display will be situated in the Learning Centre’s Foyer. It will be based on the building’s key design features which make it a unique ‘Green Building’ in Hobart.
Building Sustainability: an Earn Your Stars project funded through the Tasmanian Climate Change Office. Students from Hobart College and Mt Nelson Primary School have helped develop resources, and prepared a trail to identify the key features of the Sustainability Learning Centre. This has prepared students to implement energy savings in their schools.Practical Adaptation to a Climate Future: this project funded by an Earn Your Stars grant focuses on reducing climate impacts of drought and fire in the high risk area of Mt Nelson. Hobart College students have investigated fire management issues including research into the flammability of native plants. Students have helped plant out a wetland garden and a low flammability and drought resistant demonstration garden at the Centre. Mt Nelson Primary students have prepared a Backyard Climate Adaptation Toolkit for the local community.
Gum Nuts: Education and Conservation of Tasmanian Eucalypts.
Funded by a Dahl grant aimed at research on eucalypts, this program is focussed on developing strategies and resources to educate and involve the community in the cultivation and conservation of eucalypts, particularly as related to their significance to local environments.
Sustainability Centre Partners
The Sustainability Learning Centre is a joint initiative between Greening Australia, the Tasmanian Department of Education, the Catholic Education Office and Independent Schools Tasmania. This unique Centre has been built to showcase science, ecology and sustainability to students and the community, through hands on experiences both in the building and its bushland surrounds.