Sustainability program delivered to children
Teaching children to be mindful of the waste they create is one of the first steps in developing environmental values and behaviours for future sustainability.
Last week, Cleanaway’s kNOw Waste™ Education Program was delivered to local children by Cleanaway in partnership with Moree Plains Shire Council.
Students from Gwydir Day Care and Preschool, Aussie Kids Moree, Moree Christian School, and Boggabilla Central School participated in the BinWise workshop within the kNOw Waste Education Program.
Council’s Acting Waste Manager Tahra Sayers explained kNOw waste™ Education Program is aimed at teaching children about sustainable waste management practices and encouraging them share this knowledge at home.
“During the BinWise lesson we talked about the different materials that can be recycled in the yellow-lid wheelie bin; how waste is collected, what happens to it; and how children can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste at home and in the classroom.”
“We hope children who participated in the program will share their learning experiences with their family, relatives and friends, and together we can ensure a cleaner, greener environment for us and future generations,” said Mrs Sayers.
The kNOw Waste™ Education Program supports key learning outcomes in science and technology and Human Society and its Environment.
Further kNOw waste™ sessions have been scheduled for June during Storytime at the Moree Community Library and Mungindi Library.
It also demonstrates Council’s commitment to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills by helping the community to recycle papers, plastics and metals, problem wastes, and in general, help individuals lead a more sustainable lifestyle.