Inspiring our school community towards effective, realistic and meaningful targets. Mrs Anna Dickinson, Principal
Informed by the Managing for Sustainability pillar of our Strategic Plan, Inspired Minds – Catalysts for Change 2020-2023, one of the significant projects in our 2022 Annual Implementation Plan has been the development of an Environmental Sustainability Framework (see below). We would like to acknowledge support from KPMG Australia and other organisations in our sustainability journey.
In consultation and with the support of the School Board, it is now time to maximise the significant progress that has been made and take our commitment to sustainability to the next level. To this end, an Environmental subcommittee of the School Board has been formed, including student representatives and staff members.
Loreto Kirribilli continues to implement sustainability initiatives, focusing on energy generation and consumption, waste and plastics reduction, and local environment improvement. In every corner of our campus we are finding ways to reduce, regenerate, reuse, and recycle.
At the same time, our Student Leaders have made a commitment to inspire our school community towards effective, realistic and meaningful targets for environmental sustainability. We look forward to supporting our students with these ambitious goals with the school community in 2022, our Year of Freedom of Spirit, and beyond.
We worked with KPMG to develop an environmental strategic framework informed by broad consultation and surveys of key internal and external stakeholders to determine the material environmental topics of greatest importance to the school. These topics were validated and prioritised by the school leadership and resulted in 4 key focus areas being:
Environmental sustainability is important to all those who are part of the Loreto Kirribilli community. Our Environmental Sustainability Framework will address the material topics of biodiversity, energy efficiency, carbon management, climate risk, food, transport, waste management, construction and refurbishment as we consult with the school community to develop a holistic strategy.Robert Magner, Loreto Kirribilli Sustainability Champion
My Nori eco-packaging line is designed to combat the alarming issue of plastic pollution in society by providing a sustainable alternative. Made from my algae-derived bioplastic and embedded seeded paper, my design is 100% biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.Year 12 2022 TAS student Alex