The Improving Waste Management at Evans High School project increases students’ understanding of the amount of waste our school community produces and the impact this has on our environment. Students are empowered to put into practice sustainable waste reduction mechanisms through the completion of a program involving a waste audit, a local council education program and waste management field study. Students will then design and implement a plan to reduce the amount of waste our school community uses, involving the use of organic waste to produce compost for school gardens and the collection of recyclable non-organic resources. Findings and results of the program will be showcased to our school community.
Students also construct and maintain a sustainable vegetable garden inside a greenhouse, a native bush tucker garden and native plant gardens around the school.
Students also participate in national events such as Clean-up Australia Day, Earth Hour and National Tree Day just to name a few.