Coles aims to reduce plastic bag use and encourage the use of reusable bags. In support of this aim, Coles donates 5 cents to Junior Landcare for every green bag sold.
The Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants Program is the flagship program of the Coles/Landcare Australia partnership, which assists schools to establish their own garden programs within their school and communities. These programs encourage students to learn about the environment through outdoor learning and interaction in developing their own school gardens.
Since 2008, more than 1600 garden grants have been funded and many of the schools have established vegetable, bush tucker, native and water-wise gardens and sustainable garden programs. Lots of the fresh fruit, veggies and herbs that have been grown have ended up in the school kitchen and cooking classes.
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