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McDonald's Australia - Founding Partner

McDonald's is the Founding Partner of Clean Up Australia. Since the first clean up in 1989, McDonald's crew and managers have been joining local communities to help clean sites across the nation.

In addition to supporting Clean Up Australia Day, McDonalds' environmental initiatives are present in every aspect of the business. An environmental sustainability framework is in place to align all initiatives with five major environmental themes - in-restaurant operations; corporate operations; sustainable supply; advocacy and partnerships; and culture and communication.

While each sustainability theme is equally important, a primary focus is in-restaurant operations. As the area in which McDonald's can make the most significant difference,  McDonald's continually looks to improve key areas such as energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and waste generation.

Current initiatives include the conversion of used cooking oil to bio diesel - fueling delivery trucks to restaurants across Victoria, energy saving LED lighting as standard in all new restaurants and food waste collection programs where compost is converted to produce electricity in NSW. McDonald's also opened the first Green Star certified quick service restaurant in Australia in Kilsyth, Victoria.

Visit the McDonald's Australia's website.

Australian Government National Landcare Programme

By investing in local and regional projects that deliver against the Programme's Strategic Objectives and Outcomes, the Australian Government recognises the important contribution of local communities and regional natural resource management organisations in assisting Australia to meet its national and international obligations.

Cool Australia - Australian Schools Curriculum Partner

Cool Australia is a not-for-profit organisation educating young Australians, from early years to year 10, for a sustainable future.

Cool Australia creates FREE curriculum-aligned units of work and learning activities that teachers can download and take straight into the classroom. For the older students, there are a wide range of learning activities that seek to broaden and deepen students understanding of sustainability. For the younger students, sustainability topics are explored through literacy, numeracy, social awareness, creativity and imagination.

Click here to see the Cool Australia website.