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RP3020e1: Influencing change through a low carbon schools community program

Project leader name: 
Dr Vanessa Rauland
Project status: 
Current
Project period: 
08/2015 to 07/2018

Considering the pivotal role schools play in our communities, this project will track and evaluate the extent to which a new Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program can reduce schools operating carbon emissions from energy and whether the schools (through their initiatives) can influence community awareness, knowledge and action on climate change and decarbonisation.

Using social network analysis, the project will analyse the amount and types of partnerships formed as well as the reach of knowledge around climate change and low carbon living with a variety of community stakeholders including local businesses, community groups, councils, parents and others connected to the school.

Publications related to this project

CRCLCL Project Posters
Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2017 - Portia Odell INFLUENCING CHANGE THROUGH A LOW CARBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM
Fact sheet

KEY POINTS

• Many school buildings are old and inefficient
• There is no national benchmark for energy/water efficiency of school buildings and little guidance available for schools to increase their operational performance
• We are tracking how our community-led low carbon...

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2015 – Hulya Gilbert

Child friendly precinct design for low carbon living: improving policies and decision making tools

CRCLCL Annual Reports

Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2015 – Portia Odell

Influencing change through a low carbon schools program

CRCLCL Project Reports

The following report presents the results of research conducted on how to best deliver low carbon, high performance schools in the Australian context. The research included a literature review, two workshops and a survey with teachers and other stakeholders affiliated with schools.

CRCLCL Project Posters

Research Snapshot A3 size poster from Participants Annual Forum 2014