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Reducing our Carbon Footprint

Thu 17 May 2012

Nick McKim

Minister for Education and Skills

Tasmanian schools and colleges will continue to do all they can to reduce their carbon footprint.

Mr McKim said that $1 million will be available across 2012-14 to further reduce the carbon footprint of Tasmanian schools and colleges.

"This important funding will enable the Department of Education to play its part in achieving the whole-of-government targets detailed in Tasmania's Action Plan to Reduce Emissions," Mr McKim said.

"Schools and colleges will be able to apply for up to $20,000 to undertake capital works to improve waste management, energy efficiency or address other climate change concerns.

Mr McKim said the Education Department's recently released Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) will provide the strategic framework to underpin funding allocations.

"This is about making the right decisions today to ensure we have a better future," he said.

"Reducing our carbon footprint is a win-win for schools, as improved energy and water efficiencies will result in schools paying less on utility bills which will mean more for teaching and students."

Reducing our Carbon Footprint