EON has been successfully delivering our Thriving Communities Program to 3 schools/communities in the Mid-West region of WA since 2019.
ATCO’s generous support will enable the 5-year Thriving Communities Program to continue to completion at Meekatharra, Mount Magnet and Yalgoo so that students living in these communities can continue to receive the vital health, well-being and educational benefits of ‘hands-on’ learning in the garden and in the kitchen.
Speaking on ATCO’s partnership with EON Foundation, Jen Kluken, ATCO Manager Community and Partnerships said;
“The Thriving Communities Program perfectly aligns with our focus on healthy, sustainable and prosperous communities. Not only is a nutritious diet the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, the gardens EON develop help build sustainable and resilient communities.”
EON Executive Chair Caroline de Mori added;
“We’re delighted to partner with ATCO to enable our program to continue in the beloved Mid-West region. ATCO’s investment assists us to continue our partnership with Meekatharra, Mount Magnet and Yalgoo to develop and grow edible gardens for a secure, free local supply of healthy fruit and vegetables, and deliver nutrition education about healthy food choices to the wonderful school students.”
ATCO Australia specialises in creating innovative, customer focused energy and infrastructure solutions. They own and operate Western Australia’s largest gas distribution network.
ATCO is continuing to invest in the future with renewable energy projects such as Central West Pumped Hydro and the Clean Energy Innovation Hub, which will produce green hydrogen on a commercial scale. Visit www.atco.com/en-au for more information.
*EON’s program in the Mid-West receives government support from the WA Department of Communities, and the Federal Department of Health.