School solar program wins national award
Published 14 August 2019
The 3-council program ‘Solar My School’ has won a 2019 National Local Government Professionals Award in the category of ‘Environmental Leadership & Sustainability’. The 3 Councils Regional Environment Program Manager, Anthony Weinberg, was in Darwin to accept the award on behalf of Waverly, Randwick and Woollahra Councils.
This award recognises dedication to environmental and sustainability excellence in projects or management that meet the needs of the present without compromising the future.
Run as an Eastern Suburbs initiative, Solar My School helps primary and secondary schools choose the right solar power system, set them up with a reliable installer, and provides materials to teach students about the benefits of solar.
Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick councils jointly founded this program, in conjunction with NSW Department of Education. In the Eastern Suburbs, 60 of the 64 schools in the area are participating in Solar My School, saving local schools over $500,000 per year.
Schools already participating in the Woollahra local area are:
- Double Bay Public School
- Woollahra Public School
- Cranbrook Senior School
- Cranbrook Junior School
- Holy Cross Primary
- Bellevue Hill Public School
- Rose Bay Public School
- McAuley Primary
- Kincoppal - Rose Bay
- Vaucluse Public School
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