The Sustainability Committee, with involvement from students in Years 9-12, have been working hard to establish their goals for 2022. The committee is led by current Year 12 student, Lillian Wade, with assistance from other members.
The committee have established that, for Ballarat Clarendon College to fulfil its sustainability responsibilities, students will continue to positively influence and educate members of the school, local and global communities about sustainable habits.
Their vision includes integrating sustainability considerations into all facets of Clarendon’s decision making, including purchasing, infrastructure planning and curriculum development, as well as becoming carbon neutral by 2035.
Throughout Term 1, the committee focussed on the short-term plans for the school, including waste management, procurement policy and social media strategies to help inform the Clarendon community about their plans.
On 1 March 2022, the Sustainability Committee was invited to participate in a climate action seminar, hosted by St Patrick’s College. The seminar provided students an opportunity to collaborate with other Ballarat schools and discuss how other countries are combatting climate change through innovation and creative ideas.
Inspired by the seminar, the committee is now working to achieve the foundations for long term plans for the school that will translate into students’ everyday lives.
Written by Year 12 students Arian Gazi, Chloe Shieh and Lillian Wade.