DESPITE low visitor numbers at their open day on Friday, Yarrawong Children’s Centre co-ordinator Heather Brady said it was a great opportunity to show off their sustainable centre.
Held as part of Orange Sustainable Living Week, the centre offered the community the opportunity to visit and learn more about what they had implemented.
The centre has a water tank, vegetable gardens, compost bin, worm farm, solar panels and chickens.
“We try and think environmental education and sustainability,” she said.
“We have chooks so the kids sort their scraps into what the chooks will eat and what goes in the worm farm and what to put into the compost.”
Ms Brady said the children had also had excursions to Orange City Council’s Resource Recovery Centre.
“They learnt more about what garbage is versus what recycling is,” she said.
The staff were behind many of the sustainable living ideas adopted by the centre, Ms Brady said.
“A couple of us have a real passion for the environment and sustainability,” she said.
“We get feedback from the parents so we are actually educating that generation and they are educating their parents.”
Orange Sustainable Living Week ran from September 7 to 14.