Enviroweek action can be taken anytime during the year.  Enviroweek is October 21 -27, a time to celebrate with your community.

You can help promote Enviroweek at your school, early childhood service, after school hours care, community or general organisation or council.

It’s an easy way to get involved and show others that their everyday action counts.

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By joining in, Aussie kids see the impact of their action – for them, their school or service and our environment.

Each Enviroweek action has a ‘How to Guide’ including information about the impact of that action, as well as a downloadable PDF to calculate their impact.

Any organisation that educates young Australians, 3 – 18 years.

Early learning centres, primary and secondary schools, special needs, homeschooled, girl guides, scouts, ESL and children’s hospitals all join Enviroweek.

  • Choose your action. You can either use an existing project or event, or use the ready to go ‘How to guides”
  • Take action anytime during the school year
  • Celebrate your action in some way during Enviroweek, October 21 – 27

There are 14 actions to choose under four themes. Choose the action that best suits your education organisation, curriculum and students. Choose 1 or all 14!

Waste Warrior: Bin it, Nude food, Swap it, Upcycle, Trash nest
Green Thumb: Edible gardens, Gardening for biodiversity, Garden care, Vertical and mobile gardens, Wonky veg
Sparky: Switch off
Wild Child: Moove and groove, Nature classroom, Sit spot

Enviroweek’s 14 actions have complete ‘How to guides’. Beside each guide, you will find links to supporting curriculum resources.

Yes, Enviroweek can be readily adapted for Literacy and Numeracy Week and Science week.
Achievements for other events like Tree Day, Earth Hour, Recycling Week and a whole lot more can be showcased and celebrated during Enviroweek.

Yes. Enviroweek is a year of action and a week of celebration. Action can be taken anytime during the year. The official week of celebration is October 22 – 28, but choose any week that suits you.

Yes, digital participation certificates are available after Enviroweek.

A celebration poster showcasing participants is also available for download after Enviroweek.

This is the ninth Enviroweek. The first Enviroweek was held in 2009 when 200 people joined in. In 2014, 182,547 Aussie kids completed more than 315,381 actions.

Aussie kids saved an estimated 106,521CO2-e* (Carbon Dioxide equivalent) emissions from being released into the atmosphere.

Cool Australia is a not-for-profit organisation educating young Australians for a sustainable future.

We create best practice Australian curriculum aligned: units of work, lesson plans, worksheets and learning activities on a range of topics for teachers.

Our resources are online, free-to-access and endorsed by leading educational bodies. They can be digitally shared or simply downloaded from our website and taken straight into the classroom.

Cool Australia supports more than 90,000 teachers and 1,000,000 students with engaging and award-winning learning resources.

Cool Australia also provides curriculum for major events on the school and community calendar including Earth Hour, Clean Up Australia Day, Planet Ark’s National Tree Day, National Recycling Week, World Environment Day and National Reconciliation Week.

Yes. Please connect with Enviroweek and other participants online at:
Facebook: Like us to connect with Cool Australia and Enviroweek supporters
Twitter: Connect with other teachers, get ideas and tips
Vimeo: Check out school action
YouTube: Check out school action

We hope this has answered all your questions about Enviroweek. If you still have questions or need further information, please contact [email protected].