MEDIA RELEASE | 14 APRIL 2022
Two Leading Territory Schools will be the first in Australia to introduce E-SPACE Circular Economy education into their classrooms at the start of Term 2. (E-SPACE Eco-School Project Advancing Circular Economy).
Parap and Nakara Schools to Trial E-SPACE Circular Economy
Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT and Eco-School Australia has announced that both Parap and Nakara Primary Schools will be the first schools in Australia to trial and deliver E-SPACE Circular Economy education within their classrooms.
Circular Education is a new merging perspective on sustainability with no waste, no emissions, and implantation of the 9 R’s. (In order, refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, repurpose, recycle, recover)
Our Northern Territory is transitioning towards circular economy and education is a major component in achieving change and outcomes.
The ultimate goal of circular economy education is to change the way people approach and rethink problem solving. In time this learning will flow-on and change the way our society and economy are designed in the future.
Parap and Nakara Primary Schools are doing great work leading the way on sustainability and will commence circular economy education in Term 2.
Both schools will be using circular education to transition and shift from our current linear economy to a circular one. They are also looking to teach and learn with Territory products.
Territory students leaving school will take their learning and this rethinking out into their homes, communities, workplaces and businesses, making exponential changes finding viable lasting solutions.
KABC(NT) Chief Executive, Heimo Schober, said our Territory Schools are leading the way;
“We have two very passionate schools that have commenced to embed circular economy in their curriculum and are looking to use Territory products,” Mr Schober said.
“We recognise and acknowledge their efforts and are extremely proud of their leading contribution to achieve a world without waste.
“As schools embrace circular economy education our students learn ‘system-rethinking’ with the new skills required in the jobs of tomorrow.
“As the school staff and students at both Parap and Nakara Primary Schools embed circular economy in the curriculum, they will make their school operation as circular as possible as their work and learn towards a sustainable future – thank you and keep up the great work.”
For further information please contact
Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT, Chief Executive Officer, Heimo Schober
by phone 0407 186 461 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NT):
Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT is the Northern Territory’s peak body on litter prevention. With more than four decades of experience in engaging Territorians to care for their local environments, KABC(NT) Programs include Territory Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities, National Litter Index, Eco-Schools, Sustainable Cities, Clean Beaches, Guardians of Oceania and Keep Australia Beautiful Week in August.
The KABCNT website is www.kabcnt.org.au where all information on the organisation can be accessed including membership, Eco-School program and the National Litter Index, which is Australia’s only independent nation-wide litter research.