Building a green and sustainable Camp Toonallook

Since the generous donation of Camp Toonallook to Carey back in 1967, 'Toona' has become one of Carey's greatest assets. It is at the core of our Outdoor Education experience for the Junior and Middle schools and the venue for several leadership camps and retreats for older students

With your support in this year's Community Giving appeal, we can install solar panels to power the campus located on the Gippsland lakes. This initiative is a tangible example of Carey's commitment to environmental sustainability, and it allows students to see and learn about the importance of renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Over the last decade or so, solar power has become one of the fastest-growing renewable energy sectors in the world, known for its reliability, efficiency, and ability to be tailored to usage patterns with surprising flexibility.

The solar panels have the added benefit of reducing the School's electricity bills, with the savings being directly fed back into important educational programs. This project also builds on the comprehensive range of environmental initiatives delivered in our new Middle School building, including water tanks, solar panels and sustainable building design.

Finally, and most importantly, reducing our carbon footprint at Toona delivers on the feedback we heard from you during our strategic vision consultation process last year. The community wants Carey to lead by example through practical and demonstrable projects, such as the installation of solar panels.

Just as our generous Carey community played a key role in establishing Toona in its early days, with your support we can make this important sustainability project a reality. For more information, please contact Stuart Galbraith, Head of Advancement, at +61 3 9816 1522 or