Energy is a complex area with far reaching ramifications for society and the environment. It is particularly relevant to mitigating and adapting to climate change. Many individuals and organisations are becoming increasingly concerned about energy use and are taking steps to reduce their consumption as well as looking for alternative, cleaner forms of energy production.
When addressing energy through AuSSI, students can develop a diverse range of knowledge and skills as well as participating in direct action. Energy can be incorporated into many curriculum areas including science, mathematics, technology and the arts.
By addressing energy through AuSSI, schools can benefit in many ways. They can conduct energy audits, establish procedures to minimise energy use in lighting and heating, receive support to install solar power systems and reduce their overall energy consumption.