At Coles, we’re very proud to support Landcare Australia and through this partnership we have donated over $3.5 million and supported them through programs, such as the Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants, which has seen more than $1.2 million in grants donated to over 1,500 schools and community groups across Australia.
These grants help schools to establish their own garden programs and the program also encourages kids to learn more about the environment through outdoor learning! Schools have used the grants to establish everything from bush tucker and native garden programs to water-wise and sustainable garden initiatives, which has provided fresh fruit, veggies and herbs for school kitchens and cooking classes, as well as a lot of fun for the kids!
As part of our aim to reduce plastic bag use and encourage the use of reusable bags in our stores, we also partnered with Landcare Australia for the Plastic Bag Challenge, which saw participants gather 229,712 plastic bags for recycling, with the majority collected by primary and secondary schools.
For more information on our partnership with Landcare Australia and to apply for a Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grant, visit coles.com.au.