Seven Theme Overview

Australian Eco-Schools can choose from seven themes to tackle with the seven step process. The Themes are designed to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Carrying out Step 2, an Environmental review, will give you an indication which Themes your school is doing well in already, and which Themes are recommended for your school to work on. Some schools already have eco-projects in mind and choose their themes that way. It’s up to your Eco-Committee!

Biodiversity – Habitats & Homes

Maintaining and improving the incredible variety of biodiversity on a local and global level. This theme aligns with UN SDGs 14: Life Below Water and 15: Life on Land.

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Energy & Climate – Super Smart Power

Reducing energy use and investing in greener energy sources. This Theme aligns with UN SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

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Fair Go – Global Citizens for Social Justice

Taking an active role in your community and making our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fair. This Theme aligns with the UN SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.

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Lifestyles – Healthy and Active

Addressing your, and our planet’s health. These two issues are intrinsically linked! This Theme aligns with UN SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being.

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Circular Economy – It’s Not Waste Until You Waste It

Refusing, reducing, reusing, repairing, recycling. This Theme aligns with UN SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

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Litter & Waterways – Catchment Keepers

Reducing litter, which harms wildlife and costs millions to clear every year and protecting and conserving aquatic ecosystems. This Theme aligns with UN SDG 14: Life Below Water.

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Water – Think, Drink, Save the Sink

Valuing and preserving our most important natural resource. This Theme aligns with UN SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

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