Green schools

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

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 2018.

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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. 


Student Environmental Leadership Network

Green Heart Schools' Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) students will be working to implement environmental behaviour change projects and build their school's environment group during 2018.


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. Schools can apply now to be part of the 2019 program.

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.


Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition

Congratulations to the 30 finalists who entered stunning photos to inspire viewers to keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable.

Lessons in the gardens

Many outdoor learning lessons are available for school students at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and City Botanic Gardens. Find out more about booking a lesson. 

School recycling

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

Online games

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

Environment Centres' School Learning Program

Council's Environment Centres offer an Australian Curriculum integrated Environmental Learning Program designed for Prep to year 12 school students.

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.