Kids, Environmental Champions

Local Hills students get a kick-start in becoming future environmental champions, with schools in The Hills given the chance to share in $1 million through the 2022 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants.

Woolworths will offer Hills schools and early learning centres, up to $1,000 each, to develop projects that focus on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices or enhancing native habitats.

The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program is funded by Woolworths Bag for Good sales. Bag for Good was launched in 2018, when Woolworths went single-use plastic bag free.

Woolworths NSW/ACT State Manager Michael Mackenzie said: “Educating young kids on how we can grow a greener future through hands-on learning is an incredible way to make an impact for future generations and help our local communities today.

Landcare Australia CEO, Dr Shane Norrish said: “Our goal is to encourage, influence and educate students on how to care for their local environment in a hands-on way. Through taking part, students learn new skills and knowledge such as composting, worm farming and planting bush tucker gardens, as well as an increased awareness of sustainability issues.”

Applications for the 2022 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are open now and close 18 March 2022. To find out more about the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants Program and to apply, visit landcareaustralia.org.au/woolworthsgrants

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