Little Gems Childcare Centre wins State Junior Landcare Team Award

30 Sep 2015

Little Gems Childrens Centre in Georgetown recieved the Junior Landcare Team Award at the Queensland State Landcare Awards.  The awards were held at the Reef Range and Red Dust Conference in Coloundra.  Georgetown State School Principal Melissa Weiland nominated the Centre for their commitment to reducing their environmental footprint, both at the centre and in childrens homes. 

Little Gems has created a vegetable garden, introduced litter free lunch boxes, collected cans for recycling, reused bread bags, recycled materials for arts and crafts, established a worm farm and a native garden.  Each fortnight they also conduct a 'river walk' to look at the state and value of the Etheridge River.   

Little Gems Children's Centre Director Jane Borgh and staff member Amanda Butler on returning home from the Awards ceremony held their own gala awards evening to congratulate all of the children and families for their efforts in sustainable practices.  Each child was awarded for the special thing/s they did that contributed to the overall sustainability of Little Gems. On the night all the families arrived in evening wear, and were treated to a short slide show presentation and awards dinner before calling each child up to receive their award.

Jane said 'Winning the award has made our commitment to care for the environment and embed sustainability into our lives even stronger, our whole community now recognises the efforts that we make and many now contribute.   Recently the boys on the road crew sent us a photo showing their saved bread bags'. 

Congratulations Little Gems on inspiring the little and big people of our region for a more sustainable future!

For more information Contact Jane Borgh, Director, Little Gems Children's Centre Ph:(07) 40621265