Beaconhills College has set a net zero target for electricity use by 2025.
The goal is just one of the sustainability strategies outlined in our latest Green Report, an annual summary of the College’s environmental activities.
Beaconhills already sources more than half of its energy from solar – a saving of more than $1.2m since solar was installed across its two campuses in 2014.
A further 800kW of solar will be added to the existing 830kW systems, achieving the net zero target.
The College will continue to improve its recycling as well as extending its substantial service programs.
As part of their Year 9 Common Good Project, students learn about food insecurity and contribute their time to support not-for-profit groups and agencies.
Last year they helped cook minestrone soup for the local Vinnies Soup Van and took part in a ‘walk in their shoes’ experience with The Salvation Army, to learn about emergency relief and how people access support.
Senior students studying Industry and Enterprise have also worked with staff on the community garden at the Pakenham Campus, which grows produce for local charity groups.
To view the Green Report please visit: https://www.beaconhills.vic.edu.au/news/