NSW - Engadine West Public School
Located in the New South Wales Sutherland Shire, Engadine West Public School has a population of almost 800 students from Kindergarten to Year 6, all of whom are encouraged to be involved in 'going green' activities.
Students and staff alike are encouraged to take active steps to positively protect and improve the schools natural resources and physical surroundings. One of the school's goals this year was to see the development of a vegetable garden built and managed by the school's environmental sustainability team the Bright Green Sparks.
The SUEZ team recently had the opportunity to visit the school to present the $5,000 SUEZ community grant and watch the environmental sustainability team in action. The students were busy discovering the best position to place the garden beds, which will be used to produce fruits and vegetables for sale and to be used in healthy lunches produced by the school canteen. Not only will the grant support the development of the new fruit and vegetable garden but it will also help fund a tool shed to store all the garden equipment required to maintain a healthy and sustainable garden.
The environmental sustainability learnings don't just start and end with the new garden. The area is also supported through other school environmental projects such as their composting and worm farm.