“To create awareness about sustainability and then make a difference.”
In 2018, Robina SHS launched the Sustainabulls Club, a group of environmentally-minded students who are working with and beyond the school to create a more sustainable future for all.
This club has been created to align with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are the action plans for the 192 United Nations members to achieve within 2016-2030 and consist of 17 goals and 169 targets to achieve the goals with the aim of making the world a more sustainable place.
Our Sustainabulls Club participate in events within our community and are working to develop sustainable practices within our school environment as well, based on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Here are the goals:
1 - No Poverty. 2 - Zero Hunger. 3 - Good Health & Well-being. 4 - Quality Education. 5 - Gender Equality. 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation. 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy. 8 - Decent work & Economic Growth. 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure. 10 - Reduced Inequalities. 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities. 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production. 13 - Climate Action. 14 - Life Below Water. 15 - Life On Land. 16 - Peace & Justice, Strong Institutions. 17 - Partnerships For The Goals.
Why Sustainabulls and not Sustainables? As you may or may not be aware, bulls are stubborn and proud and so are we. We are fighting for what we believe in, even if those around us think it isn’t an issue or simply don’t care. As a group we are proud to say that we do care and are willing to do what is takes to make a difference.
The Sustainabulls Club have tackled the following goals so far:
#1 – They ran a donation drive for the homeless, collecting clothes, food, toiletries and blankets for our homeless community.
#1, #2, #16 – They participated in the Act for Peace Ration Challenge to raise money and awareness for refugees in Syria.
#9 & #11 – They have organised a Farm Bot to be donated to the school which is being set up with our hospitality department to grow vegetables and herbs sustainably at the school.
#14 & #15 – They have begun doing regular clean up events in our local community where students collect rubbish, protecting our wildlife.
#15 - They baked over 300 cupcakes to sell for the RSPCA Cupcake Day, raising over $680 to support animals in need.
#17 – They have made partnerships with our local council who is strongly supporting the Sustainabulls Club, we have also partnered with a local not-for-profit environmental organisation called Sport2Clean who raise environmental awareness through sport.
If you believe you have a way to further support and develop our Sustainabulls Club, please feel free to contact us. If you have a local event or project that you believe could be supported by our Sustainabulls Club, please contact us.
Our Sustaianbulls Club recently supported the Division 11 Clean Up Australia Day in the Robina Area which was run in conjunction with Cr. Hermann Vorster for Division 11 and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.
Here is a list of other sites and programs that the RSHS Sustainabulls support:
Planet Ark do amazing things to support our environment, in particular promoting recycling in all forms. Whether you're recycling more, planting trees or changing to energy efficient light globes, small changes to individual behaviour add up to big benefits for the environment. Visit the campaign pages to get some inspiration for how you can do something positive for the planet.
Ecosia is a search engine just like Google, but unlike Google, it uses all the ad-revenue it generates to plant trees and support our environment.
Did you know it is predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world's ocean? 4Ocean are working to combat this. By buying one of their bracelets, you provide funding to remove 1 pound of rubbish from the ocean.
FreeRice provide an online game based on improving vocabulary. Using their ad-revenue for each answer you get correct, they donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end world hunger.
Ballons Blow, Don't Let Them Go
Balloons Blow provides information to educate people about the destructive effects released balloons have on animals, people, and the environment. They also organise clean up efforts to remove deflated balloons from our oceans and land before they can injure and destroy.
Sustainabulls Club Coordinator
Amanda Chamberlain - firstname.lastname@example.org