Buderim Kindergarten and Preschool
Buderim Kindy Green Thumbs
Our Story So Far…
We will discuss recycling and reusing, litterless lunches, wearing appropriate clothing. Work our vegetable garden, worm farms and compost bins. Promote sustainability and encourage families.
At Buderim Kindy we like to promote sustainable practices and we encourage our families to learn how to implement them at home. Below are some of the ways we are incorporating sustainability. • We have a rain water tank installed to use water for our gardens and outside play. • We like to recycle and reuse. We use donated items and reuse them for collage etc. • We have a vegetable garden and use worm farms and compost bins to recycle our vegetable scrapes and waste. • We are including bush tucker plants. • We have solar panels installed and are saving money by their installation. • We try to reduce the chemicals we use. • We encourage wildlife habitats. • We have representatives from the local council come to talk to the children in regards to sustainability. • We discuss with children environmental issues. We appreciate our families help and support. For example, one of the dads from a previous year came to talk to the children about encouraging bush wildlife and donated a hive of wild Native bush bees to our garden. We also like for the children to have litterless lunches. A waste-free lunch program is a process of educating children, parents, and staff about where our litter ends up and how we, as individuals, can reduce the amount of rubbish we generate. Litterless lunch programs favour the use of reusable food containers and utensils. We discourage the use of disposable packaging.