05/06/2013

EnviroMentors® to conduct workshops on World Environment Day

EnviroMentors Wrigley
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Keep Australia Beautiful NSW’s EnviroMentors normally travel across the state to deliver workshops to school students, but on World Environment Day they will be delivering sustainable living workshops to Wrigley employees.

Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars Incorprated, produces many of the region’s best-loved gum, mint and confection brands. For more than eight years, Wrigley has been a proud long term partner of environmental education agencies across Australia and New Zealand.

EnviroMentors, an initiative of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW is the State’s leading environmental education program for primary schools. Through curriculum-linked interactive workshops, simple yet effective messages are communicated to almost 40,000 students a year. In 2012, the education unit visited well over 300 Public, Private and Independent Primary Schools across NSW and the ACT.

On World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June, EnviroMentors will visit Wrigley to deliver the sustainable living workshops on the economical components of energy and water saving. The workshops for Wrigley employees will assist them in more effectively discussing issues of environmental sustainability with their children.

Wrigley employees were supplied with a resource pack of games and activities to use with their kids to reinforce the importance of efficient energy and water usage.

David Imrie, CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW said Wrigley have been at the forefront of supporting environmental education for numerous years.

“Wrigley has shown exceptional commitment to EnviroMentors over the past 8 years and it’s great to celebrate World Environment Day by offering the service to their employees,” said Mr. Imrie.

“Their ongoing participation in the program not only represents a responsible approach to environmental management, but a dedication to their role as environmental caretakers.

Sophie Hughes, Pacific Corporate Communications Manager Wrigley, said the EnviroMentors workshops were a part of Wrigley’s long-term commitment to their sustainability program.

“Our Associates are extremely passionate about our internal sustainability program, Go Green, and our commitment to make our operations ‘Sustainable in a Generation’ by eliminating fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing our impact on water quality and availability, and mitigating the impacts of waste by 2040,” Ms. Hughes said.

“This course from our partners at Keep Australia Beautiful NSW will help Associates take the next step in their own sustainability journey by showing them how they can talk to their families about how they can better conserve water and energy at home.”

The EnviroMentors program is generously sponsored by The Wrigley Company and Macquarie Generation

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