Spielwelt German Parents Association is a not for profit organisation running children’s programs in German in Canberra
We were suprised and delighted to be acknowledged once again at the ACTSmart Sustainability Award ceremony this year.
Last year, we won the Energy and Water Star award, and this year we received “highly commended” for the Small Business award, presented by ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury.
Spielwelt has made over 50 green changes to its operations, including installing LED lighting, triple-glazed windows, energy efficient reverse cycle heating with shut-off timers, solar space heating and instant hot water; we have draught sealed the doors and curtained off areas we don’t need to heat. This has reduced electricity consumption and continues to save us $1100 per year and 4 tonnes of CO2. Our families’ use of single use soft-plastics has greatly reduced as our GAP and Pfadfinder children have their own bees wax food wraps. Our Pfadfinder scouts have taken their green lessons to heart and now regularly include green practices in their activities.
Further education for our children on environmentally responsible practices is planned for this year, and thanks to ACT Smart funding assistance and their expert guidance navigating the world of solar quotes….
SOLAR PV PANELS are coming to Turner Scout Hall! Watch our roof!