Reuse • Reduce • Recycle
Sustainability at Inspira Kids is an important part of our curriculum and is incorporated into every room environment. We create natural environments and provide natural materials for sustainability to occur. We use a variety of strategies to promote sustainable education for educators and children and ideas on incorporating sustainable practices into Inspira Kids.
We incorporate Sustainable Education into our curriculum in a variety of ways:
- Engage children in discussions about sustainable practices. Such as noticing how a garbage bin is full, how food and scraps can be used as compost.
- Encourage children to participate in a recycling program and involve them in developing new strategies for recycling materials. For example: children donate boxes and materials from home to use for creative arts.
- Environmental issues such as drought or daily weather reports, children learn about how they can contribute to support their environment.
We teach children to be:
- “Energy and Water Savers” this involves children to be responsible for noticing lights, fans and other appliances left on when not in use. Noticing taps left on and other wasted water and ways to save and reuse water (empty drink bottles into watering can at the end of the day for the garden).
The NQS states to take an active role in caring for its environment and contributes to a sustainable future (standard 3.3). One of the ways this is achieved is by minimising waste, reducing energy and water consumption and using less toxins.