the new normal

School sustainability plans

Our school sustainability plans inform a whole-school approach to sustainability that works with any existing strategic policy goals. We will deliver a framework for improving the sustainability performance of your school. The Framework includes providing aspirational and realistic goals, identifying best practice measures, a detailed review of operations, and a road-map with practical, implementable ideas for improved sustainability. Our ideas include building and behavioural changes – many simple and at minimal cost. Our outputs assist with budgeting to follow the road-map.

Craig and his team were thorough, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.  The report produced, as well as being a very accurate and informative reflection on where we are at, provided a clear direction forward in assisting Mentone Grammar to rethink practices to improve sustainability”.

Deb Frizza – Deputy Principal – Strategic Implementation, Mentone Grammar

Our school sustainability plan process involves extensive feedback from students, teachers, grounds and administration staff, and potentially the wider school community.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss the process or request a quote. We will generally turn around quotes within 24 hours.


energy efficiency recommendations in school sustainability plans
Analysing energy and waste emissions and suggesting improvements
Climate resilient design providing shading, weather protection and good daylight 
good stormwater management in school sustainability plans
Rainwater runoff used to irrigate gardens is applauded and encouraged in school sustainability plans
waste recommendations in school sustainability plans
Clear and easy to understand recycling solutions in school sustainability plans

we work with your existing plans

We research aspects of your school or organisation’s operations and provide a pragmatic document that details current facilities and behaviour, sets true best-practice goals, and includes summary and detailed lists of opportunities for improvement. Your school or organisation decides how fast it proceeds towards these identified goals, but there are many ‘easy-gets’ presented in the opportunities lists.

Our Sustainability Plan reviews energy consumption, water consumption, waste generation, procurement and other significant elements affecting sustainability.

A review of the opportunities for improvement will show that some initiatives will involve upgrading the building, services or infrastructure. However there are just as many opportunities that will be identified that come from behavioural changes by the school or organisation or suppliers to the school or organisation.

You will be surprised how by understanding all of the workings of a large organisation and asking the right questions, very many ‘easy get’ initiatives can surface and be readily addressed.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss the process or request a quote. We will generally turn around quotes within 24 hours.