Bronze Award

The Bronze Award is an entry-level award, perfect for new schools that are just starting their sustainability journey and want to address one of our themes.

Eco-Schools Bronze Award Criteria Checklist

Please log in to your account on the Eco-Schools website to submit your award application.

General Criteria

  • The School is registered with Eco-Schools Australia, up to date with annual subscription & has provided all requested “Baseline” reporting data
  • The School keeps a portfolio of evidence of Eco-Schools activities and projects completed (Eco-Schools Portfolio, to be submitted with this checklist)
  • The School completes the relevant online application form with supporting documents from their Eco-Schools Portfolio
  1. Eco-committee
    • The school has an Eco-Committee that meets at least once a term, and members include:
      • Pupils
      • Teachers
    • Minutes are kept of meetings and progress reported back to class
  1. Environmental Review
    • The Eco-Committee has completed an Environmental Review of the school against their chosen Eco-Schools themes
    • Results of the review have been recorded and discussed by the Eco-Committee to generate project ideas (you will need to upload a copy of your Environmental Review when you lodge the application).
  1. Action Plan (work on themes)
    • The Eco-Committee has produced a basic Action Plan, influenced by the Environmental Review, covering 1+ Eco-Schools theme.
    • The action plan details timeframes, targets and who is responsible for action (you will need to upload a copy of your Action Plan when you lodge the application).
    • The Eco-Committee can identify progress towards achieving elements of the Action Plan
  1. Monitor & Evaluate
    • School has submitted baseline data as required by Eco-Schools Australia
    • The Eco-Committee collects evidence of completed Eco-Schools activities & action projects into their Eco-Schools Portfolio e.g. samples of work, before and after photos, data collection
  1. Curriculum Links
    • The school can demonstrate that Eco-Schools themes are explored within curriculum work
  1. Inform & Involve
    • The school has a prominent, designated notice board, detailing Eco-Schools activities (you will need to upload a photo of your notice board when you lodge the application).
  1. Eco-code
    • The Eco-Committee has started to collect ideas for an Eco-Code for the school