In June, we ran a competition ‘Go in the draw to win 1 of 2 tablets loaded with The Backyard Collective school readiness sustainability resources’ and Little Angels Learning Centre who purchased our Cycles of Life package was one of our winners! When we congratulated them, we wanted to check in to hear about their sustainability journey so far…
Little Angels Learning Centre are focused on their environmental footprint and as such have implemented several practices to support and promote these practices with the families and their children who attend the centre.
Lights, fans and air conditioners are only used when they are indoors and when natural methods, such as opening and closing windows, doors and curtains do not provide the necessary lighting, heating and cooling.
The families regularly donate items that can be up-cycled for use within the centre such as cardboard, paper, used gift cards, assorted boxes and materials for the children to use in craft and construction.
The educators and children work together to plant and tend to their herb and vegetable gardens and the produce is shared with the families of the centre.
There is a water tank for the children to use in play and to tend to the gardens, and the children are aware that when they are empty they have to be extremely careful with how much tank water is used. This use is usually limited to the herb and vegetable gardens and not for play.
The centre has recently had a worm farm donated, which they intend to set up with the children and then harvest the worm juice for the gardens and for their families.
The centre has told us that they believe the products, information and support from The Backyard Collective will help them continue to enhance and extend their current sustainability practices.
See more at www.littleangels.com.au
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