OAKWOOD State School has received an impressive $3807 Go Green Grant from Corporate Express and Junior Landcare to undertake their Oakwood School Junior Landcare Group project. It aims to eliminate environmental weeds throughout the school grounds and also facilitate the establishment of a Junior Landcare Group.
It will not only help prevent further weeds from taking over native species, but will also educate students about the importance of caring for local bushland and wildlife habitat.
Dean Logan, president of Parent & Citizen Committee at Oakwood State School, was excited to give students the chance to learn about sustainability in a fun, hands-on way, while also making a meaningful difference to the local environment.
"Working with the Bundaberg Landcare Group, we really want our students to learn about weed identification and control, how we can re-establish native plants on our school grounds and the impact this will have on creating wildlife habitats for all of the community to enjoy," he said.
Jay Mutschler, president of Corporate Express Australia and New Zealand, was delighted to see kids getting involved in environmental sustainability projects.
"Corporate Express is proud of the range of projects that young people and students will be involved in as a result of our partnership with Landcare Australia," he said.
"Environmental sustainability is a core component of our business and supporting positive activities in school communities across Australia shows our commitment to the environment, teachers and students with the Go Green Grants program."
The Go Green Grants program, launched by Corporate Express and Junior Landcare earlier this year, awarded a total of $75,000 in grants to 17 schools and community groups across Australia. Grant recipients also did an incredible job of securing a further $145,000 of in-kind support for their projects.
For more information about applying for Junior Landcare funding, visit juniorlandcare.com.au.