NINE Redlands schools are the latest recipients to share in almost $2 million worth of landcare grants from Woolworths.
The schools and early education centres will receive grants of up to $1000 to help students to learn sustainability practices and secure the environment for their future.
The funds will be used to improve sustainable food production and recycling, enhance native habitats and support waste management projects at the schools.
Schools in the Redlands to receive the grants include Hilliard State School, Alexandra Hills Early Education, Wellington Point State School, The Hills Montessori, Greenheart Montessori Child Care Centre, Capalaba Kindergarten, Capalaba State College, Bay House Early Education, and Happy Tots Early Education Centre.
There are extra grants of $500 for schools which participate in projects to support the conservation of the Australian bee population.
Bay House Early Education in Cleveland is set to receive the grant, and lead educator Jaydene Gilbert said it would be essential to the students learning.
"Children who learn about sustainability practices in the early years develop the skills and knowledge towards a sustainable future into adulthood," she said.
"The children explore and learn about environmental issues providing opportunity to critically think about decisions for change to improve the quality of life for all beings and future generations."
The school will use the funds to establish a recycling station, community wardrobe, educational incursions, bush tucker gardens and native pollinating plants.
They will also pocket the bee grant, and are looking to install a native beehive later in the year.
"It was an involved application process, but well worth it and to receive the news of our application being accepted was amazing. To receive this grant is a great privilege, assisting us to make a small change in our world," Ms Gilbert said.
Woolworths Redland City group manager Hazel Jackson said the grants will bring the community together through environmental sustainability.
"The grants will not only help Redland City schools create and maintain projects that support the local community to go greener, but will also have students buzzing with the opportunity to support and protect our native bee population," Ms Jackson said.
Landcare Australia CEO, Dr Shane Norrish said it's important for students to learn to care for the environment early in life.
"The Junior Landcare Program recognises the vital role young Australians play in caring for the land, their environment and other natural resource," Mr Norrish said.
"Through this major grants program, Woolworths shares Junior Landcare's commitment to helping develop Redland City students' skills and knowledge to become the landcarers of the future."