Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2018
42 The children at the Lady George Kindergarten are shining examples of environmental crusaders. The kindy is focused on sustainability and waste reduction, set ting a goal to put its rubbish bin out just once a term. Halfway through 2018, it had only put its bin out once and it was half full. Lady George Kindergar ten director Bret t Gent says the families and children play a huge role in minimising waste. “ We work with families to look at their lunch boxes and have adopted a nude food philosophy,” Mr Gent says. “Around 95 per cent of our families have complete nude food lunch boxes and for those that are still trying, we are able to recycle the small amount of rubbish in one of our seven bins we have in the kindy.” The City of Unley has also played a big role supplying three recycling bins and three composting bins. Mr Gent says the initiative is a great way to teach the children about how they can do their bit to protect the environment. “ We talk with the children and play games to help them further understand which bin our rubbish goes in to, most are now very capable of managing their rubbish and selecting the correct bin,” he says. “ We view this as vital learning for our children who are the future problem solvers, engineers and inventors to continue to combat our waste issues.“ To find out ways you can be more sustainable, contact the City of Unley on 8372 5111 or visit unley.sa .gov.au Kids leading the way “ We talk with the children and play games to help them further understand which bin our rubbish goes in to.” Bret t Gent Henry, Max, Jessica and Henriette.
Unley Life Winter 2018