Various Gippsland schools will be looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25,000 tonnes a year through the new Greener Government Buildings Program.
Drouin, Grey Street, Newhaven and Yinnar Primary are among the 14 schools in West and South Gippsland taking part, with the aim of lowering energy bills and shrinking carbon footprints.
The Victorian School Building Authority will spend the next year installing solar energy systems and lighting upgrades. From 2019, participating schools will be required to pay back the cost of the upgrades over a five year period based on the savings achieved.
Baringa School, Leongatha Secondary, Neerim District Secondary, Tooradin Primary, Traralgon Primary and Pakenham Springs Primary also make up the total of 100 Victorian government schools involved.
For a full list of participating schools, check out the Greener Government Buildings Program website.
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