Four inspiring presentations about sustainability in schools


“Let’s make sustainability fun!”. “It’s gotta be about action!” These were two of the numerous suggestions by four speakers who gave inspriring presentations at the event ‘Sustainability in schools – preparing the next generation’ on 28 May 2014.

You can listen to their presentations here:


• Key note speaker: Thea Nicholas, Cool Australia

Cool Australia is a small not-for-profit doing big things for Australian schools. Their innovative learning resources are accessed by thousands of students each week across Australia. 450 individual curriculum pieces on the website were accessed by 125,000 teachers in the last year. Cool Australia are inspired to ensure our children have a bright future.

Thea Nicholas gives a personal account on what she has learned on ther journey with sustainability.


• Anthony Mangelsdorf, Project Manager, Barwon South West ResourceSmart Schools

Anthony Mangelsdorf assists schools in Barwon South West with making sustainability a core business which is an integrated part of the schools’ policies.

Anthony Mangelsdorf’s presentation is introduced by Vicki Perrett from Geelong Sustainability Group.


• Dave Campbell, Sacred Heart Secondary College

Dave Campbell explains about the importance of teamwork and about the many different initiatives and ideas which are implemented at Sacred Heart Secondary College.


• David Pace, Torquay Primary School

David Pace explains why action is important. He has a background as education officer in the Zoo during nine years. You will hear him talk about an approaching kids’ conference about sustainability, about the frogs of Torquay Primary School, and about the principle ‘Pick Up Three’.

David Pace’s presentation is introduced by Vicki Perrett from Geelong Sustainability Group.


‘Green Drinks’ in Geelong

The above presentations took place at a Geelong Sustainability Drinks event held at Beav’s Bar on 28 May 2014, which was organised by Geelong Sustainability Group.

The next Green Drinks is on 25 June 2014.

» You can read more about the Green Drinks event on

» Audio reports from other Green Drinks events

Photos and audio recordings by Mik Aidt.