Growing the next generation of environmental champions
Developed for primary schools and early learning centres across Australia, the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants Program, launched in 2018, offers opportunities for primary and preschool aged children to engage in outdoor, hands-on environmental learning activities that promote the development of positive environmental, educational and social outcomes.
The grants, of up to $1,000 each, encourage children to share knowledge, create experiences and develop skills so they have an understanding and appreciation of sustainable food production, indigenous perspectives, improving waste management and enhancing native habitats.
A fourth round of Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants was offered in early 2022, and 1,054 schools and early learning centres across Australia received grants through the program. This is in addition to the 2,724 projects funded since the program began.
To date, Woolworths has contributed over $4 million to the program that has seen more than 200,000 Australian students getting hands-on in caring for the environment, helping to grow the next generation of environmental champions.
Woolworths General Manager Community, Peter O’Sullivan said, “Our Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants will help schools create and maintain projects that grow the younger generation’s understanding of the importance of protecting our environment.”
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