Project ‘Green Schools’ comes to the Hills

 Arana Hills Plaza have partnered with five local primary schools, to create a greener future for the Arana Hills community, launching Project: Green Schools. 

The pragmatic program will grow on school’s current sustainability goals, enabling students to interact and understand their local environment and how they fit into the bigger picture, doing their bit. 

Commencing Monday 9 March 2020, ’Project: Green Schools’ will be introduced across 18 participating Charter Hall shopping centres, including Arana Hills Plaza. 

Shoppers simply spend $20 in specialty stores or $60 at Coles, Kmart or ALDI to receive a biodegradable token with a QR code. Shoppers scan the QR code on their token and follow the below steps to vote for their favourite school to win the main prize – a sustainable garden pack. 

Arana Hills Plaza will work in partnership with the winning school to ensure the prize pack supports the schools existing sustainable goals. 

Rae Winter, Marketing Executive at Arana Hills Plaza said, “We want to work with school’s existing sustainability programs to allow children to be curious and think about how they can change simple things in their daily routines to be make a positive environmental impact. We also want to add value to their learning by exposing children to innovative Chatbot technology to automate the entry process. This enables us to implement an eco-friendly solution to printing, with the biodegradable token paper provided for shoppers to scan, earn points for their school and then be compostable.” 

To further educate children on the importance of recycling, they will be encouraged to dispose of the biodegradable token at their school’s compost bin located in-centre near Coles. To ensure an end to end sustainable campaign, all products at the in-centre display, will be repurposed by donating to the runner-up school in the campaign. Each participating school will be rewarded with their compost bin to provide the school with the chance to further educate kids on composting. 

To deepen children’s learnings about how they can do their bit for a sustainable future, Arana Hills Plaza will host gardening activities during the upcoming school holidays where kids can plant their own seeds in self decorated pots. 

Participating Schools – Ferny Grove State School, Ferny Hills State School, Grovely State School, Mitchelton State School and Patricks Road State School. For further information visit www.aranahillsplaza.com.au 

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