We are constantly excited by the prospects of further embedding sustainablity into our every day at Pelican's Nest.
Our sustainability journey started with Environmental Day where we spoke about the importance of trees and planting one in our garden. From here the children’s imagination soared with ideas, so with such keen interests in our outside environment, our journey began in sustainability. With discussions and feedback from our children, families and educators we formed our sustainability action plan.
As an accredited Nature Play and Bush Kindy provider, our enriching daily programs offer immersive outdoor experiences to instil environmental awareness and sustainability in a practical way. Building upon these with sustainable actions was a natural progression.
On our sustainability journey so far, we have achieved:
- Recycling centre – re-using or recycling all cardboard and paper where can, and joining the soft plastics program.
- Vegetable/herb garden – planting our own vegetables and herbs which we care for each day and can’t wait to try.
- Worm Farm – allowing the children to care for their own worm farm by feeding them scraps and awaiting the worm juice to produce for use on our gardens.
- Compost – using our scraps to save on waste that goes into our bins and can be reused into our earth.
- Water saving – introducing measures such as a half toilet flush, emptying our used water on gardens and much more.
- Electricity/power saving – turning off lights during day when not needed and opening windows/doors for air circulation to limit our use of air conditioners.
- Animal integration - accessing the wonderful CCPS school facilities includes visiting the chicken and ducks regularly throughout the week, feeding them scraps and collecting fresh eggs.
- Paddock to plate - thanks to our centre's Chef Todd, fresh produce from the CCPS permaculture garden is incorporated into our weekly meals, from delicous sandwhich fillings to one-pot meals like pumpkin soup.