Ecological Footprint Resources
Social Handprint Resources
LGS WA has compiled and developed resources to help guide you and your service, centre or school as you move through your steps towards a more sustainable practice.
Below are some ideas and are some resources created or sourced from our network by LGS WA to help you on your way to meeting the requirements in the NQS, EYLF and Australian Curriculum. As we grow we will continue to add more to these, but if you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or post them in the forum. Chances are there is another member that may have already had that question in the past and will have some solutions for you.
If you have any examples of how your centre, service or school has displayed one of these aspects please let us know about it - we would love to share your success and inspire others!
Sometimes the best way to convince others to use green products is by demonstrating how good they really can be.
Here are some activity sheets you can share with your school or centre:
Ecological Footprint / Social Handprint
Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative WA (AuSSI-WA) has divided ‘sustainability’ into 5 fingers and 5 toes. And asks you to look at ways to reduce your ecological footprint and increase your social handprint. It is important to not look at these digits as separate aspects; often if you are working on one of the ‘toes’ you will automatically be hitting one of the other fingers or toes e.g. if you buy things in bulk, not only are you reducing your waste but you are also reducing your costs and increasing your ‘economics/built environment’.