Sustainability

16 Articles
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Engaging our littlest scientists: Aussie butterfly project

How educators can use the ANU’s Butterflies Australia to teach children about the magical world of caterpillars and butterflies.

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10 books to inspire future conservationists

10 beautiful books about conservation to inspire and motivate little learners.

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Celebrate spring with a green wall!

A couple of ideas to encourage tiny green thumbs to spend time in the garden day-after-day as they put these projects together and enjoy watching them grow.

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Teaching sustainability to young people

10 simple strategies for teaching children in early education settings about sustainability, through simple activities and play-based learning experiences.

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12 sustainability strategies for your service

12 easy ways to make your early education and care service more sustainable and drive savings at the bottom line.

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Profile – Sustainable Play Preschool

The Sustainable Play Preschool in the Newcastle suburb of Barnsley has built sustainability into every aspect of the service to boost children’s wellbeing and educational outcomes and lessen the environmental impact.

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The magic of learning outdoors | CareforKids.com.au

Thursday 5 November is Outdoor Classroom Day and this article offers a range of fun, cost effective and educational outdoor learning experiences to engage the children in your early education service.

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Goodbye glitter, hello new world of shiny eco-sparkles

Why banning glitter is so important and some alternatives for early education services.

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Making magic on International Mud Day

Ideas for participating in International Mud Day, an international event for celebrating the sensory and educational benefits to be gained from playing with mud.

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Learning about nature - The gift that never fades

8 small, simple cost effective ways that early childhood services can scaffold a child’s exposure to nature and environmental education as well as ideas to bring nature to your doorstep.

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Clean Up Australia Day inspires sustainability & fun

Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday 1 March, this week easy ideas for early childhood services who want to participate and ways to spread the sustainability message among children.

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Going green improving sustainability practices in your centre

Boosting sustainbility practices in your service to lessen the effects of climate change and ensure future generations can continue to thrive.

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Reduce your food waste

FeedAustralia's online meal planning resource assists early childhood education and care providers design healthier menus.

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Waste reduction ideas you can start now

Waste reduction strategies for early learning services that want to downsize their environmental footprint.

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Improve your sustainability practices now

Sustainability expert Lucy Sharman developed training for early childhood services on improving sustainability practices and building environmentally sound policies into the everyday operation of child care centres.

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Sustainability hacks for early childhood services

Sustainability hacks for early childhood services.