Awareness about climate change and the need to adopt environmentally sustainable practices, has grown rapidly in the recent years. At Kids Club we have adopted ‘green principles’ as part of a broader sustainability movement. At Kids Club we aim to develop your child’s understanding of their impact on the environment. We value this as the first step towards providing your child with the necessary skills to be a part of the sustainable changes.
At Kids Club we teach your child about caring for their natural environment through a range of rich opportunities, hands on learning experiences about nature and the environment.
Green Changes at Kids Club
Firstly we educate your child about the environment. Environmental education is a part of our Kids Club Education for Life Program encouraging your child to take part in green movements on a daily basis.
We have developed a sustainability management plan, where by we manage the following
- Energy and water consumption
- A recycling program
- Waste management
- Non-toxic cleaning chemicals
- Garden and vegetable patches
- Communicate with local communities sharing advice and input
- Conservation activities.
With the children we discuss their understandings of current environmental issues, we also communicate with families, seeking their input and suggestions on how we can become “greener”. A lot of brain storming is done at Kids Club as we are constantly trying to reduce reuse and recycle.
At Kids Club we are always making green changes and we love to hear from our communities and families as to how they think we can better our green practices.
A Green Grow Wall
At Kids Club we utilize the space we have to its maximum capabilities. The Green Grow Wall offers the children a chance to plant and watch nature grow, without loosing out door play space. Creating a grow wall with the children gives them a sense of pride and achievement as they use their own skills and actions to create a living garden. Gardening and planting are not only beneficial for your child socially also cognitively. Gardening and planting introduces your child to scientific and mathematical concepts as well as literary techniques such as speech and discussion.
The green wall is a project that all aged children can participate in and further their knowledge about the green movement and sustainability.
Why go GREEN?
We only have one world, and as the population grows our world needs help to keep going and providing for the human race. If we educate and model green practices to our children, they will grow up into a world where the environment is highly respected. These green practices and changes we implement now will be apart of your child’s daily routine. At Kids Club we aim to encourage all our children to move greenly through their future.
Going green is easy and unbelievably beneficial for our environment, Some of these benefits include.
- We save energy by turning lights and unwanted electrical off which in
the long run saves resources and money
- We save our health and well-being when we chose to walk or ride a
bike and by eating organic
- We are minimizing landfill, by reducing, reusing and recycling.
- We are saving and supporting our local producers
- We are saving money by using recycled materials
- We are ultimately saving ourselves!
Being green means a lot to us at Kids Club, we will always try to better our practices. Here is some more information on being green and why it is so important.