Corporate Express and Landcare Australia are proud to launch a $75,000 grants program to fund environmental projects in schools and community groups across the country.
Fifteen successful schools and groups will receive a Go Green Grant of up to $5,000 to support innovative projects that bring about education in environmental issues, focus on sustainability, promote recycling initiatives or help improve the school's or local area's natural environment.
Corporate Express understands that the next generation of Landcarers can make all the difference to the planet and has partnered with Landcare Australia to support the local schools and youth groups that educate this next generation about the importance of environmental conservation and protection.
"Environmental sustainability is a core component of our business, so we are delighted to have the opportunity to make a further positive impact in the community by supporting teachers and students with the Go Green Grants Program," said Jay Mutschler, President of Corporate Express Australia and New Zealand.
Heather Campbell, Landcare Australia CEO, is looking forward to seeing more young people working on sustainability projects and learning about their roles in the future protection of our land and natural environment.
"Junior Landcare is all about creating learning opportunities in outdoor ‘living classrooms' and encouraging young people to care for the environment.
This Corporate Express Junior Landcare grants program is a great way to actively engage young Australians in a hands-on environmental project," she said.
Further to the grants program, teachers will also have a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree with Corporate Express by entering the Go Green Shopping Spree competition.
Applications for both the Go Green Grants program and Go Green Shopping Spree competition are open until Tuesday May 1st, 2012. For more information, grant criteria and to download an application form, please visit www.juniorlandcare.com.au