Sustainability Audit

Sustainability Audit

  • Early Learning
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson Summary

This activity is designed to help your early childhood service conduct a sustainability audit. This activity includes all the information you need to conduct an audit as well as a range of ways to involve children and extend their learning. You can then use the results of your audit to improve how sustainability is being embedded into your service by staff, children and families.

This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

Activity Intention:

  • This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

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Lesson Plan

Lesson details

Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
5.1 Children interact verbally and non,verbally with others for a range of purposes
5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

Resources Required

Equipment needed: Early Learning Sustainability Audit, pen/pencil. Biodiversity Flashcard, Energy Flashcard, Water Flashcard, Waste Flashcard. Optional – camera, drawing materials.
Additional resources:
- Additional Information – Biodiversity
- Additional Information – Energy
- Additional Information – Water
- Additional Information – Waste
Other resources:
Cool Australia Presents… Sustainability from Cool Australia on Vimeo.

Additional Info

This audit has been developed in partnership with CERES Community Environment Park. CERES provides programs for learners of every age and background to help them acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. This not-for-profit organisation works with kids, teachers, youth and adults at the CERES site and in early childhood, schools and universities around Victoria (and across the world). Find out more at

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