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2023 Taranaki Youth Environmental Leader

December 5, 2023

Planting at Stratford High School.

Taranaki Regional Council recently celebrated the leadership and contribution of some amazing youth from the region.

Amber Cayley and Arabella Barber are the joint winners of the Youth Environmental Leader award for 2023.

Here we are profiling Arabella Barber from Stratford High School. She was recognised for leadership, support of others and willingness to share ideas in making a significant contribution to Taranaki’s environment.

Arabella secured funding for composting bins to divert food waste at her Enviroschool, Stratford High School from going to landfill. She also won funding from the Taranaki Regional Council and Wild for Taranaki to plant 350 native trees along the Pātea River.

“To win this award is amazing. Getting recognised for all the hard work myself, other students and parents have done,” says Arabella.

Congratulations to all those who have been recognised for their Environmental work in Taranaki. You can find out more about all the TRC 2023 Environmental awards here.