Sustainability Victoria




At the end of 2018 Christ the King begun taking action to become more sustainable through a Victorian Government initiative called ResourceSmart Schools. 


The program is designed to guide schools in taking action to minimise waste, save energy and water and promote biodiversity. We are endeavouring to reduce our resource use, make cost savings and integrate sustainability into the curriculum. We are fortunate to be working with Heidi Fog from the Farmers Place to help use work through the five modules of Core, Waste, Water, Energy and Biodiversity. This year we are heavily working on the Core and Waste modules. 


In 2018 a Grade 6 student introduced us to a great initiative known as RedCycle, where you recycle your soft plastics. From this, we implemented the program throughout the entire school (classrooms and staffroom) with each now having a RedCycle, Recycle, Compost and Landfill bin. It has been fantastic to see our students and staff commitment to using the right bins to reduce the amount of waste heading to landfill. The RedCycle is collected by our school leaders once a week with a staff member then dropping it off at a local supermarket that are a registered collection point. Our next step will be to reduce the amount of waste we bring in to our school. 


We are looking forward to sharing our achievements with you as we do our small part in creating a more sustainable future. 


Jess Young

ResourceSmart Leader