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Supporting Sustainable Schools and Early Years

Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning (EASL)

The Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning (EASL) is a collaboration between five Councils - Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges. Through EASL, we collaborate to deliver activities to support schools and early years to embed sustainability into their curriculum and operations, as well as engage with the local community in sustainability activities.

EASL runs regular networking and professional development opportunities for teachers, educators, school staff and supporting community members. Our biennial Learning for Sustainability Conference attracts teachers and educators from across the eastern region, with keynote speakers, workshops and a 'trade exhibition' of sustainability education providers. EASL also runs student leadership events every two years. Find out more about EASL at

Find out about upcoming EASL events - subscribe to the EASL e-news at


Yarra Ranges Council no longer runs the Learning for Sustainability program, however the program's resources can still be found online on the Learning for Sustainability website


Waste Education

Free Recycling bins for schools and early years

Yarra Ranges Council supports recycling education by providing four free recycling bins to schools and early years centre.

To find out more about this offer, email

'Follow Your Waste' educational tours

Yarra Ranges Council offers a limited number of free 'Follow Your Waste' excursions to schools and community groups (Grade 3 upwards, max. two groups of 25 students per school)

For more information, email


Other Sustainability Education Programs

ResourceSmart Schools

ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government program that assists schools to embed sustainability in everything that they do. 

For more information, or to register for this program, go to


The CERES Sustainability Hub website provides a range of information to assist schools and early years centres in sustainability education. Visit the website at


Earth Education schools program at ECOSS

Yarra Valley ECOSS is a community environment park based in Wesburn, near Warbuton. ECOSS provide sustainability incursions and excursions through their Earth Education program.

To find out more about ECOSS and the Earth Education program, visit