Green schools

The Green Heart Schools program educates and encourages school students to live more sustainably to help create a cleaner and greener Brisbane.

Find Green Heart Schools resources for teachers and students.

Green Heart Schools e-news

Subscribe to the Green Heart Schools e-newsletter for updates on green learning programs, events, activities, competitions and more in schools.

View the latest edition - Green Heart Schools e-news August 2017.

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Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition 2017

Voting for the inaugural Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition commences shortly, combining the previous competitions for the public and students.


Active School Travel program

Council’s Active School Travel program is a behaviour-change program designed to educate and motivate students, parents and teachers to leave the car at home and actively travel to and from school. 


Free Native Plants Program

Council offers the Free Native Plants Program to residents, schools, clubs, body corporates and registered community groups to plant within their grounds. 


Education at the gardens

Find information about community and school based science, cultural and environmental education lessons, workshops and activities at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.


School recycling

Council offers recycling bins, education programs and resources to help schools implement waste minimisation practices.

Green Heart Teacher Professional Development Day

In June 2017, Council was proud to welcome 100 local teachers and educators to the Teacher Professional Development Day.

Free trees for Arbor Day

Council offers free native plants to all Brisbane primary and secondary schools for planting on their grounds to celebrate Arbor Day.

Online games

Council has created several environmental games for you to enjoy and have developed a custom map in Minecraft. 

Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge - World Science Festival Brisbane

The Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge engages hundreds of Year 7 students in an immersive, interactive and future-thinking learning challenge to ensure Brisbane's future water security.

Student Environmental Leadership Network

Green Heart Schools' Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) is an environment-specific leadership program for Year 10 Brisbane students.