Connect, learn, share, collaborate & grow your impact
There are a range of sustainability education networks in NSW that you can join:
Sustainable Schools NSW
Thousands of schools and teachers throughout NSW are members of the growing Sustainable Schools NSW network – join free today!
Green Schools Networks
Green Schools Networks are for primary and high school teachers, students and parents involved in environmental education. Find your local Green Schools Network
Regional Sustainability Education Networks (RSEN’s)
These networks are for people from community groups, non-profit organisations, state and local government, formal education, business and industry who are involved in sustainability education and engagement. Find your local RSEN
These networks are for people working in a particular sector and include:
- NSW Early Years Nature Connections
- National Marine Educators Network
- Tertiary Education Sustainability Education Network – this is a new network for academics working in the tertiary pre-service teaching sector. Contact us if you work in a NSW university School of Education and would like to find out more.
Strategic Plan Template for Education Networks
This template was developed to assist Regional Sustainability Education Networks to create their own individual Strategic Plans. It may also be helpful for other environmental education networks and EE NSW welcomes you to use this template for your networks. It has been created as part of the EE NSW ‘Equipping Regional Sustainability Education Networks for Creating Change’ Project 2016-2018, with support from the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust.
Know another network? Contact us and let us know.
Interested in starting a new network? If none of these networks meet your needs and you’d like to start something new, please contact us and we’ll see how we can help you.
Green Schools Networks
Local networks for schools are usually coordinated by local government (Councils) or Department of Education Environmental Education Centres (EECs). Member schools often rotate responsibility for hosting a meeting, and guest speakers are invited to present on a particular issue or theme.
Green schools are also encouraged to be part of the Sustainable Schools NSW program, which is managed by EE NSW. Sustainable Schools NSW aims to connect school-based environmental educators with relevant resources, interactive lessons and a like-minded community to help spread the important message of sustainability to future generations.
Find out about Sustainable Schools NSW
Regional Sustainability Education Networks
Regional Sustainability Education Networks help you:
- connect and network with other sustainability educators in your region
- get new ideas and help with your projects
- access professional development opportunities
- be part of a supportive and friendly environment where you can share your experiences and challenges
- collaborate with others and create a voice for sustainability education in your region.
Each network is convened by a passionate volunteer, supported by EE NSW.
Northern Rivers Group of Environmental Educators (NRGEE)
Contact: Cindy Picton
Phone: (02) 6689 5286
Mid-North Coast Sustainability Education Network (MNCSEN)
Contact: Lisa Siegel and Erika Van Schellebeck
Phone: 0423 362 844
Hunter Regional Sustainability Educators Network
Contact: Henrietta Mooney
Phone: 0418 278 912
Central Coast Environmental Education Network
Contact: Christine Freeman and Jane Smith
Phone: (02) 4324 7200
Northern Sydney Environmental Educators Network (NSEEN)
Contact: Jordan Moy and Fiona McLeary
Phone: 02 9936 8398
Western Sydney Environmental Education Network (WSEEN)
Contact: Justine Teo
Phone: (02) 9839 6191
Southern Sydney Sustainability Education Network (SSSEN)
Contact: Sierra Classen
Phone: 0404 494 896
Western Rivers Environmental Educators Network (WREEN)
Contact: Jen Ringbauer
Macarthur Sustainable Environmental Educators Network
Contact: Denise Franovich
Phone: (02) 4645 5007
Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub Sustainability Education Network
Contact: Doug Reckord
Phone: (02) 6494 5009 or 0428 267 956
Illawarra Sustainability Education Network
Contact: Julia Barnes
Phone: 0401 555 065
Riverina Environmental Educators Network
Contact: Ben Holt or Jenny Hill
Phone: 0438 231 831 or 0408 268 879