Moree Shire Children kNow Waste
This week, the 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, Moree Preschool, Goodstart Early Learning Centre and Boomi Public School participated in the education program where they were introduced to the concepts of recycling and sustainability and taught the environmental impact of littering, all delivered in age-appropriate modules.
Council’s Waste Manager Tahra Sayers explained “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”.
The education program is aimed at teaching children about sustainable waste management practices and encouraging them to share this knowledge at home.
“Great recyclers start young. School is a fantastic place to learn good habits with waste and recycling, that kids can take home and teach the whole family.
“During the BinWise lesson, children learnt about Council’s waste service and how they themselves are able to contribute to waste reduction by talking about the different materials that can be recycled in the yellow-lid and green-lid wheelie bin; children learnt about littering and how it can harm our environment during the Litter, Litter everywhere sessions.”
Further kNOw waste™ sessions are being scheduled for later in the year.
Delivering school based educational programs 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.
Photograph Caption: Children at Gwydir Day Care learn about littering and recycling.