Schools can play a key role in transitioning to zero-net emissions, by educating the next generation about climate change and empowering them to take action in their community. This is why Z-NET will work with schools, teachers and children to reduce emissions on site and grow climate change literacy.


We have a number of programs that can help schools improve climate change literacy, as well as programs to reduce school emissions.


Hepburn Z-NET curriculum

The Z-NET curriculum has been tailor made by CERES and Hepburn Wind, to teach students about renewables, climate science and sustainable practices, with hands on delivery options.


Energy Smart Schools

Hepburn Wind has supported several Hepburn Shire schools to implement demand management packages.


Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy

Some schools could install solar though the Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy. The Bulk-Buy also has a free ‘Community Bonus’ system which your school may be eligible for.


Energy Assessments and Energy Savvy Upgrades

Although primarily for homes – schools may be able to receive an energy assessment or be put in contact with a provider who can. This could help your school to lower its running costs while improving student and staff comfort.


ResourceSmart Schools: is a Sustainability Victoria program working with schools to support sustainable use of resources and engage schools on energy efficiency.

WithOnePlanet: is an online education resource that supports teaching about environmental sustainability, awareness of culture and activate citizenship.

2040: is a documentary that has partnered with Cool Australia to develop school curriculum.

Fight for Planet A: is an Australian mini-series hosted by Craig Reucassel, looking at how we collectively and individually take action on climate change.