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The aim of the program is to provide educators with the knowledge and tools to teach young children an appreciation of the environment.

Small GREEN Steps

The Small GREEN Steps program has been specifically developed for early learning (pre-school) organisations to help them embed sustainable practices and encourage children to develop a love of nature at an early age. The program covers all elements of sustainability such as enviro policy, Green Teams, waste management, energy efficiency, water conservation, climate change and plastic pollution.

What is Small GREEN Steps ....

“Love this inspiring program ! We all learnt so much.”

Aminah Boyd, Centre Director.

The Small GREEN Steps program is a 40 steps sustainability program that is delivered online over 4 levels - Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Best Practice.

Certificates are provided at the completion of each level and the submission of a checklist. 

The program has been developed for the early leaning sector in order to provide sustainability knowledge, guidance and tools to educators of young children.

The program covers the full scope of sustainability including:

  • Creating a Sustainability Commitment Statement
  • Developing an Enviro Policy
  • Establishing a Green Team
  • Minutes, Agenda and Terms of Reference
  • Enviro learning resources for Educators
  • Climate Change basics
  • Plastic Pollution
  • Sustainable Future
  • Green activities for Children
  • Waste Management principles
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Conservation Enviro 
  • Engaging Parents
  • Supply Chain Review
  • Supplier Sustainability 
  • Sustainable HR practices
  • Sustainability Inspection Checklist
  • Enviro books for Children
  • Showcasing your enviro achievements

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2 - 5
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Internet access is required initially to download the program material. The program is delivered online and includes templates, checklists, instructions, photos and case studies.
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Small Green Steps is innovative in it's approach to teaching sustainability to the youngest members of society.


Small Green Steps has helped young children to become passionate about caring for the world around them, and sharing their knowledge with others.


Small Green Steps works throughout Australia, with plans to scale to New Zealand, United Kingdom & United States.


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