WACSSO is seeking parent feedback on experiences related to climate change mitigation and adaptation actions in public schools to assist our submission to the Inquiry into the response of Western Australian Schools to Climate Change. Any feedback is appreciated as we want to make sure the collective parent voice is captured in our submission.

Please provide feedback via the survey. All feedback will remain anonymous in our submission. 
If you have any questions regarding the submission, please contact communications@wacsso.wa.edu.au. 
The survey closes Sunday 17th of October.

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* 1. We know there are many climate change and sustainability projects happening in Western Australian schools.

Does your school have or in the past had any of the following: (Select all that apply)

  Currently in place Discontinued  We are interested in implementing in the future Not suitable for our school
Waste Wise and waste reduction programs
Recycling focus (Recycling bins, Containers for Change)
Canteen using reusable serving options
Worm farms, composting
Rainwater tanks
Kitchen garden projects
Native garden projects
Solar panels
An energy audit
Student leadership program linked to environmental issues
A P&C sustainability focused committee
Active travel programs (Your Move, cycle to school day)
A teacher with an allocation of time to support environment projects
Links with other schools/P&Cs to share ideas and energy
Climate Clever or app based data collection
Partnerships with organisations/community groups
Sustainable Schools WA

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* 2. What barriers has your school or P&Cs faced when implementing or trying to implement sustainability initiatives listed in question 1? (Select all that apply)

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* 3. What do you feel are the main benefits of climate change action in schools? (Select all that apply)

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* 4. Please tell us about climate change mitigation and adaptation actions currently being undertaken in your school, and the benefits they are achieving.  

In your response, please consider: 
  • Why have these actions been initiated within schools?
  • Who initiated the actions? 
  • Who has funded the required resources?
  • Is the labour to run the project paid or unpaid (volunteer)?
  • Barriers encountered such as complexity of the project, resources and costs, policies and regulations.

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* 5. What more can be done to support schools to respond to climate change?
In your response please consider:
  • How can capacity be built within schools to prepare for and respond to climate change?
  • How can schools be equipped to make well informed decisions about undertaking climate action?  

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