KU West Pymble wins sustainability award
KU West Pymble Preschool has won the 2023 Better Business Partnership Award in the Childcare and Early Learning category.
The award was accepted by Katrina Hendry, Director at KU West Pymble, was presented with the award by Jeff Pettett, Mayor of Ku-ring-gai Council, at an awards ceremony held in early June.
“We’re incredibly proud and grateful to have received this award – it reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire preschool community in promoting sustainable practices,” Ms Hendry said.
“We embed sustainable practices in all that we do, and we support a respect for our environment and its future. We recognise that early childhood is a critical time for exploring and developing an understanding of lifelong sustainable practice and awareness,” she added.
KU West Pymble was recognised for embedding a wide range of sustainability initiatives in their preschool community over the years relating to renewable energy and energy reduction, waste diversion, water conservation and circular purchasing decisions, as well as for their efforts in reducing plastic and avoiding the use of single use plastics.
“We conducted an audit of soft plastics and developed an activity to help the children identify and sort through them. We also created an educational campaign to inform families about reducing plastics in lunch boxes and undertook a review of the use of single use plastics in all events and celebrations,” Ms Hendry said.
The Better Business Partnership program supports businesses in the North Sydney, Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai Council areas on their sustainability journey.
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