Student Environmental Leadership Network

""Green Heart Schools' Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) is an environment-specific leadership program for year 10 Brisbane students. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop and lead behaviour change projects in their school and local community. Participants are supported to identify environmental issues and work together to plan and implement projects to help make Brisbane's schools and communities cleaner and greener.

The Lord Mayor, Brisbane Councillors and environmental experts attend scheduled SELN meetings that are held once per term to support students to lead environmental discussions and work together to develop projects, while engaging with sustainability and education professionals.

Keep up to date with what's happening in the SELN program on Brisbane City Council's Young Brisbane's Facebook page.

Nominations to join the program

Nominations for the 2016 Student Environmental Leadership Network program are now closed.

Nominations for the 2017 Student Environmental Leadership Network program open later this year. Find out how you can be involved in the next program, by emailing the Green Heart Schools team.

Previous SELN programs

The 2015 SELN program was a great success with 54 year 10 student representatives implementing environmental projects in their schools and communities all across Brisbane with inspiring results including:
  • 12 waste minimisation and recycling projects
  • 2 school gardens projects
  • 2 composting projects
  • 1 active travel project
  • 3 environment clubs initiated
  • 2 energy efficiency projects
  • 6 projects to increase natural habitat for natural wildlife

Feedback from 2015 participants

View photos of 2015 participants displaying their feedback below. Alternatively, view the photos in the 2015 Student Environmental Leadership Network album in Council's Flickr account.

2015 Student Environmental Leadership Network

2014 SELN program

The 2014 SELN program comprised of 48 year 10 student representatives who implemented:
  • 16 waste minimisation and recycling projects
  • 3 school gardens projects
  • 1 active travel project
  • 4 water minimisation projects
  • 24 school environment clubs initiated / re-energised
  • 5 energy saving projects

Watch a video from our 2014 participants on Council's YouTube channel.

More information

To find out more about the SELN program, email the Green Heart Schools team.

15 September 2016