Environment and Sustainability

The IEU is committed to supporting educators in delivering sustainability education.

We do this via regular sustainability conferences and workshops, and in print and online through relevant news, local and international resources and case studies sharing the experiences of fellow members. An active Environment Committee also operates through the IEU.

You can find the IEUA’s Climate Policy here.

Environment Committee

The environment committee is active and meets every three months.

IEU Environment Conference 2022

Committee Members

  • Alex Wharton
  • Anthony Telford
  • Berna Simpson
  • David Whitcombe
  • Jackie Groom
  • Josef Dabbs
  • Katie Camarena
  • Lee Cunningham
  • Liam Griffiths
  • Lyn Caton
  • Richard Ryan – Convenor
  • Will Pollock

If you would like to be on the committee or share sustainability resources, contact environment@ieu.asn.au

Biennial Sustainability Events

For over a decade, the IEU has been running sustainability events that allow teachers and support staff to share their knowledge and experiences of creating sustainable practice in their own schools with other participants.

We’ve had guest presenters such as: Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia, Jon Dee from Planet Ark, and more recently Clarence Slockee form Gardening Australia.

More information on upcoming events will be posted here as they are scheduled.

IEU/Teachers Mutual Bank Environment Grant Program

The IEU is proud to team up with Teachers Mutual Bank to provide funds for our annual Environment Grant Program.

Examples of projects we have funded:

  • Koala food trees
  • Revegetation of degraded river banks
  • EV charging stations
  • Frog bog habitat and native bee habit
  • Seed to table kitchen gardens

To read more about the Environment Grants and about previous winners, click here.

Recent Environment and Sustainability News