Cool, calm, creative – how Guardian are spending National Recycling Week
Children and educators in the Guardian Childcare and Education network will spend National Recycling Week getting their hands dirty making worm farms, learning how different consumer materials can be reused in creative arts and crafts, and generally exploring ways to reduce their environmental footprint.
National Recycling Week, which runs between 8 and 14 November, aims to help people learn about recycling and managing waste, at home, in schools, and at workplaces.
“Whether it be exploring their creativity through building forts and play structures from recycled boxes and materials, or even to using disposable coffee grindings to use in composts, worm farms and vegetable gardens – there’s great value for children in being engaged in activities that promote a more sustainable way of using the planet’s resources,” a Guardian spokesperson said.
As ACECQA’s (Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority) National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone says “Living sustainably means living within the capacity of the natural environment to support life and ensure our current lifestyle has minimal impact on generations to come. Sustainable practices relate not only to the natural environment, but also our society and culture, including aspects such as consumerism and community well-being.”
For more suggestions about how to acknowledge National Recycling Week in your service, see here.