2021 NSW Environmental Education Awards Winners and Highly Commended

Tertiary Educator of the Year Award

The Tertiary Educator of the Year Award recognises individual educators from the tertiary sector who have exhibited leadership and made notable achievements to further environmental education.

HIGHLY COMMENDED - Tertiary Educator of the Year Award:

Simone Blom

Simone Blom is an academic at Southern Cross University in the Faculty of Education. She has recently been successful in gaining...Read more

2021 Environmental Education Awards

We are pleased to welcome nominations for this year's Environmental Education Awards for NSW. We have an exciting new award for Business of the Year through our Sustainability Connect network. Nominations for all awards are due by 10 October and award recipients will be celebrated on 18th November. See more details and nominate someone here!Read more

National Australian Sustainability Education Survey

This survey is for front-line teachers to complete. Please take a few minutes to support sustainability education in Australia. Your experiences and wealth of knowledge are important and will help inform the future of environmental education. We wish to undertake a health check and ask educators how well sustainability is taught...Read more

AAEE NSW Climate Emergency Response

In October 2019 the Australian Association for Environmental Education, NSW Chapter (AAEE NSW) declared a climate emergency.

In response to the climate emergency all of AAEE NSW business, activities and decision-making will now address the climate emergency.


Support and collaborate with environmental educators and climate advocates to communicate a hopeful and inspiring vision of the regenerative future

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Join our Team: Project Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with experience in communications and sustainability education and the ability to work independently under the guidance of a voluntary Executive Committee. The AAEE NSW Project Officer will be required to oversee communications, support operations and contribute to a range of other association activities. For full details view the EOI, which includes contacts for further information. Responses are due 11.59pm on Friday 25 June.Read more

2020 NSW Environmental Education Award Winners Announced!

Seaforth Public School win TMO award

We were thrilled to celebrate our 2020 NSW Environmental Education Awards during an online event on 5 November. AAEE NSW Patron, Costa Georgiadis and The Hon. Matt Kean MP, Minister for Energy and Environment lent their support to the event and over 60 people joined in online to hear the winners announced.

Watch a special video message from Costa here

Watch the Minister's announcement of the...Read more

Brand New, Free Climate Communication Guide!

Would you like to have positive conversations about the climate crisis that encourage and inspire others to be part of the solutions?

Do you want to feel more positive about our future in the face of climate uncertainty?

Would you like to feel more confident talking about the climate crisis with your colleagues, friends or family?

Do you care about the climate crisis and our future and want to do more?

If you answered yes to any...Read more

Gould League scholarship winner embraces forest therapy

AAEE NSW is excited to announce that Tanya Leishman, specialist teacher at Seaforth Public School, is our 2020 Gould League Scholarship winner.

Since starting at Seaforth Public School at the end of 2018, Tanya has redesigned the school Kitchen Garden program from just food garden learning, to an embedded, holistic sustainability program focusing on food production, Indigenous perspectives, waste and biodiversity providing authentic sustainability learning experiences through a series...Read more

New book details history of EE in NSW schools

Environmental education has an important history and legacy in NSW. Thankfully, there are dedicated educators who take the time to document and share that history for us all to reflect on and learn from.

Lifetime AAEE member and influential figure in environmental education in Australia, David Tribe, has written a new book A History of Environmental Education in New South Wales Schools (1960s-1990s) to do just this. In this easy-to-read e-book he documents the history of the...Read more

Request for EOI's: AAEE NSW Contractor Talent Pool

Attention all independent contractors!

AAEE NSW wishes to establish a Contractor Talent Pool that can be contacted at AAEE NSW’s discretion as project needs arise over the next 12 months (to October 2021), with possible extension for an additional 6 months to March 2022.

Motivated and experienced independent contractors with skills relevant to one or more of the following work areas are encouraged to respond:

  • Development of resources (e.g. program
  • ...Read more