Edge Early Learning Marsden wins City of Logan Eco Business Award
Edge Early Learning (EEL) Marsden was recently awarded the Eco Business Award at the City of Logan’s 2022 Eco Awards Presentation, sharing the top spot for its leading sustainability practices.
Director Simone Miles and her team have been passionate about sustainability since the centre opened to the Logan community 10 months ago, taking on a role of leadership in the space, and undertaking a number of initiatives to benefit the environment and support the children to be sustainable custodians of the earth.
Recycling, water conservation and the education of children on pressing environmental issues were some of the key points which led to the award.
“We need to leave a world that is fresh and clean, one that has enough resources to sustain not just the next generation but the one after that too,” Ms Miles said.
“If we teach this generation how to care for the environment, grow food, build with natural resources, conserve water, and recycle all we can, then we have done an amazing thing for their future and the world they will be living in.”
The team collect corks and lids for provocations and learning experiences, make recycled paper, propagate plants and cuttings in recycled coffee jars, tend to onsite vegetable gardens and harvest produce.
EEL has a strong focus on sustainability across its network, including initiatives such as switching to solar power panels, utilising environmentally friendly cleaning products, and using biodegradable bamboo nappies and wipes.
At the classroom level, children use recycle stations, interact with the natural environment by learning about native flora and fauna and learn how they can help preserve the natural wonders of Australia.
“Being awarded the Eco Business Award is a wonderful testament to the passion and focus demonstrated by our incredible team of eco warriors at the centre, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see that our work is making a difference,” Ms Mills added.
The win, Edge Early Learning CEO Annie Bryce said, will bolster the company’s mission to pave a brighter, more sustainable future for children in their care.
“At Edge, we are mindful about the world we live in and passionate about teaching children the importance of sustainability,” she shared.
“We are so proud of Simone and the Marsden centre team for playing their part in developing a better future for our children and being recognised for their fantastic efforts in driving the important message of looking after our environment forward.”
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