School leaders partnering with Council to create Solar Schools

                                                            Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Inner West Council will work with student leaders and school communities from across the Inner West to identify ways to help local schools to go solar.

Students from the Sydney Student Leaders Coalition recently approached Mayor Byrne to ask for help in delivering solar power to local schools.

Mayor Byrne said that the Inner West community was fortunate to be the breeding ground for a generation of environmentally aware and active young people.

“These student leaders want to see solar on the rooftop of every school in the Inner West and the Council has decided to work with them to make it happen.

“Rather than wait to make an impact on their world, these students are taking a stand now.

“Their determination and enthusiasm is inspiring - and should be matched by action from their local government,” he said.

Inner West Council is working to become a leader in renewable energy, with a report to Council last night also providing an update on steps Council will take to increase the amount of its energy needs sourced from renewable energy providers.

“It’s a vision for Council that reflects our forward thinking community, as these students clearly demonstrate,” said Mayor Byrne.

Council officers will be working with the Coalition to identify the various ways that Council can support them in their drive to see schools become more invested in renewable energy sources.

The Sydney Student Leaders Coalition has been formed by high school students from across the inner west as a platform for students to advocate for change in communities.

For further information please contact John Roper on 9392 5914 or


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