Call on Prime Minister Morrison to ‘Solar Our Schools’ with solar and batteries for every school, kindergarten and child care in Australia.
Australia needs a clean-energy-driven economic recovery that improves our schools and communities, creates thousands of clean jobs AND cuts our greenhouse emissions.
We call on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to ‘Solar Our Schools’ by fully-funding solar and batteries for every public and non-profit school, kindergarten and child care centre in Australia. We propose means-tested grants for all privately-owned schools and early learning centres.
If every school and early childhood centre that does not yet have solar were to get solar and batteries, it's estimated that at least 6,870 renewable energy jobs would be created in all regions of Australia - it's the perfect way to stimulate our economy!
Solar and batteries will slash school energy bills which frees up more funds for learning resources. Research by Beyond Zero Emissions shows that solar and batteries would save large schools $114,000 in energy bills per year and small schools $12,700 per year.
And the planet would benefit too! A program of solar and batteries for all schools and early childhood centres who don't currently have solar would save at least 1.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Prime Minister Morrison, we ask you to invest in solar for our communities and children, to save schools money, create thousands of clean local and regional jobs, and help cut carbon pollution for a safe climate.
Please, Mr Morrison, shine on our kids!