Waste that goes on camp, doesn't stay on camp
Going on camp is an important part of the learning programme at Shotover school. It was important for the students to think about their impact on camp and together they came up with strategies to reduce waste and raise awareness (through audits) of ways they could improve.
Empowered Enviroschools students share the aroha and kaupapa with their communities
Empowered students and sustainable communities are two of the guiding principles of the Enviroschools programme kaupapa and on Sunday May 7th students from Waitaki Boys and Girls High Schools showed how these principles can inspire and be translated into powerful action.
Celebrating Student Leadership and Vision
Involving young people in decision-making and action enables them to become active environmental citizens for life, and enriches the development of the whole learning community. The aim of Enviroschools is to support young people to become competent and confident to initiate and manage projects themselves and to choose to work in partnership with others in a climate of trust.
Persuasive presentation helps push for positive change
Students at Mt Aspiring College are showing what it means to be empowered. They took the initiative to write to their then Mayor, Jim Boult, to ask to become an Enviroschool (despite adults unsuccessfully lobbying for several years). Their proposal was so powerful that he granted the students’ wishes and provided funding for Enviroschools support. In 2021 the sustainability mahi really started.
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Tarras Tunnel House
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