ENVIRONMENT

 

Macquarie Hills Community Preschool is committed to Going Green! We encourage all our children to get involved in becoming self-sufficient and aware of the impact that they have on the environment.

To prove our centre is committed to reducing our carbon footprint we have:

  • Installed a solar hot water system

  • Set up a rainwater reticulation system

  • Have the children maintain our worm farm with food scraps collected at morning tea and lunch time

  • Promote self-sufficiency by planning and maintaining vegetable gardens

  • Encourage children to recycle by having paper/cardboard and soft plastic recycling bins around the centre

  • Reduced the amount of paper used in our office by using e-mail to correspond with parents and carers

  • Adopted new bin system in line with changes to Lake Macquarie City Council waste collection