SIS defines sustainability as ensuring that we consume only what we need and reduce and reuse where possible. Through learning and action with students, staff, and our community, we will further our knowledge of the multiple synergies between ourselves and our environment to ensure a positive, lasting impact both locally and globally.
As a Founding Member of The Alliance for Sustainable Schools, we decided to develop the SIS Sustainability Action Plan to support the achievement of our Sustainability Roadmap 2026. The plan outlines actionable next steps, when they should be performed, and who is responsible for their completion.
The action plan lays out commitments across four key areas: Leadership & Curricular, Consumption & Waste, Wellbeing, Campus & Transportation. In the area of Consumption & Waste, for example, SIS commits to empowering its community to make sustainable food choices and form healthy eating habits by mandating a meat-free day of the week, publishing nutritional values of food, and collecting consumption data. The action plan also includes commitments to reducing water usage, conserving energy, and transitioning to a fossil-free campus.
The continual implementation of this Action Plan is the responsibility of the community. This means students are practising their learning, adults are modelling and supporting initiatives, and the school leadership is ensuring a long-lasting, impactful change.