MidWaste supports effective waste reduction and management to students of all ages in the region. MidWaste has a number of initiatives under the umbrella of the Green Leaders Program to support schools and early learning centres including:
The Lunch Makers program
The Lunch Makers program is run over 6 weeks in any term and aims to empower kids to be involved in preparing and making their own lunch and reducing food waste in your school or preschool! Students’ new skills are celebrated with a ‘Pack Your Own Lunch Day’ during the Term.
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THE LUNCHMAKERS PROGRAM
Scraps to Soil collective composting workshops
Scraps to Soil collective workshops are composting skills development workshops for educators in schools or early learning centres. They are ‘collective’ because an interested school or preschool hosts the workshop for their staff and also invites staff from at least one neighbouring school or preschool. MidWaste provides the facilitator for the workshop and free composting equipment if needed (fine to use what you already have) to schools participating. You will learn about the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintaining your new or existing compost bin or worm farm, ingredients and how to use compost products as well as troubleshooting, so you are ready to create fantastic compost at school. If you are keen to get involved let us know here.
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Green Leaders Professional Development opportunities
MidWaste also collaborates with Sustainable Schools NSW to provide resources and professional development opportunities, predominantly online, to support educators and schools in education for sustainability.
The Bellingen and Nambucca Sustainable Schools Network is coordinated by Sustainable Schools NSW and aims to connect environmental educators in the Bellingen and Nambucca areas with a like-minded community and build capacity, share learnings and celebrate achievements. The network meets once a term and supports educators to spread the important message of sustainability for future generations. If you are interested in being involved contact Jane Grebert at firstname.lastname@example.org
All educators interested in sustainability are encouraged to join these regional and local networks:
Coffs Harbour Sustainable Schools Network for teachers, educators and
parents in Coffs Harbour City Council area.
Bellingen and Nambucca Sustainable Schools Network - contact
email@example.com for details.
Macleay Sustainable Schools Network – for teachers and educators in the Kempsey Shire Council area.
Mid-North Coast Regional Sustainability Education Network – a collaborative network for people from all sectors involved in sustainability education and engagement in the region Foster to Coffs Harbour including the hinterland areas of Wauchope, Bellingen and Dorrigo. Northern and southern sub-regional groups sometimes meet separately. To join email firstname.lastname@example.org