Gold Coast Primary Schools are competing for a share of cash and prizes from this week, just for coming up with ideas that will make their schools greener.
The program will award over $2,200 in cash and prizes to five lucky schools. This would be able to happen without the support of local businesses Botanical Bazaar, Natura Education and Composta Australia.
Kieran Richardt, Director of Natura Education said the idea is to get kids, teachers and parents to talk more about the environment and get them to think a little greener.
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“The competition is a small step in encouraging and educating kids and our community to be ambassadors for our environment for generations.
“We are giving kids the opportunity to think about the amazing things they have already achieved for our environment and be recognised for those.
“We hope that this process will also inspire them to keep on doing great things for nature and our community as a whole.”
Stacey Panozzo, Creator of Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Gardening Expo added “my own kids have learnt a lot though gardening.
“They have their own plants at home that they tend to and are self-confessed Bee whisperers.
“Gardening, composting and recycling have been great ways to teach them about things like cause and effect, and responsibility.
“Plus what kids don’t love to see a wiggly worm or butterfly in their school yard”.
The competition is open now and closes on August 10.
To enter, teachers or parents are asked to place a picture or video of the students green project idea on the Gold Coast Kids Go Green Facebook group page.
Prizes include a share of $1,300 in cash, a visit from gardening guru Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia, a half day nature based lesson from Natura Education, free entry into the Botanical Bazaar on September 3 and a ready to grow composting garden from Composta Australia.
Teachers and parents are asked to visit the Facebook group page “Gold Coast Kids Go Green” or contact Natura Education on 5576 5568 for all the details.