Students will continue to learn the benefits of recycling green waste as part of the Green Solutions Wide Bay Sustainable Schools Program.
The initiative was launched last year and was created to ignite school students' and educators' interest in recycling green waste, taking ownership of environmental footprints, and to learn more about composting processes and the innovative practices used in managing natural resources for future.
Nathan Freeman, General Manager of Green Solutions Wide Bay said he was excited to invite schools to participate in their Sustainable Schools Program in 2023.
“We are delighted with the success of the Sustainable Schools Program in 2022 and look forward to engaging more schools in the program in 2023,” he said.
“The program is an excellent opportunity for schools to learn more about what we are doing every day on site with green waste and for students to learn about the importance of sustainability in their everyday lives,” he said.
Several schools in the Wide Bay region participated in the Sustainable Schools Program in 2022, including both primary and secondary groups visiting the green waste and composting facility for a tour.
Through the Sustainable Schools program, the team at Green Solutions share expert knowledge on the benefits of creating healthy soil using green waste and encourage everyone to actively participate in doing something good for the planet.
“The site visits are a big part of the program and have been well-received by both students and staff,” Nathan said.
“The feedback we have received about the program has been very positive and it has been very rewarding to share our knowledge and educate our community in the benefits of recycling green waste in our region.”
Green Solutions Sustainable Schools offers the opportunity for students and teachers to experience educational enrichment through hands on learning and real-world applications of sustainability.
The sustainability focus is easily aligned with key learning areas within the Australian curriculum across primary and secondary year levels.
Schools in the Wide Bay region interested in participating in the Sustainable Schools Program can contact Green Solutions Wide Bay for more information here.