Improving the health and wellbeing of students, staff, families and community members can be achieved through AuSSI activities. Improving the school grounds, revegetating community public spaces, engaging in outdoor activities as part of conservation efforts, and growing vegetables in a school garden to be cooked and eaten in class are just a few examples.
AuSSI encourages the involvement of parents, friends and local businesses in school activities. This helps to develop a strong sense of community and wellbeing for all participants, which in turn contributes to local social sustainability. The action learning cycle of AuSSI helps build student confidence, leadership skills, a sense of belonging and empowerment.
The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) seeks to support schools and their communities to become sustainable