Arahura Noho Marae helps deepen connections and build skills
In August 2021, Enviroschools West Coast gathered at the magnificent Arahura marae for an overnight stay to learn more about the cultural and natural history of the area, to build skills and knowledge for restoring native habitats, and to learn about the restoration of the Arahura River. You can read more about this noho marae here.
CONFESSIONS OF A NEW ENVIROSCHOOLS TEACHER
As Sacred Heart School in Reefton celebrates their one-year anniversary of becoming an Enviroschool, Kaiako Rose O’Connor reflects on how she is now far more environmentally aware and ‘walking the talk’. She has made big changes in her household and reports that the students in her class are also more aware and taking action to look after the environment. You can read more about her journey here.
Enviroschools leads community waste audit
West Coast Enviroschools are dedicated to reducing waste Coast-wide, supporting centres and schools to conduct annual waste audits. Taking this beyond the school gates, Enviroschools West Coast Regional Coordinator, Zoe Watson, led a community workshop for participants to learn the waste audit process. Read more about how Enviroschools is supporting Sustainable Communities on Te Tai Poutini.
On-Going Commitment to Reducing and Rethinking Waste on the West Coast
The West Coast Enviroschools team have been approaching their waste minimisation work with enthusiasm and style for years. Since 2012 our facilitators have been conducting annual waste reviews with participating schools and centres. Find out more about the effectiveness of this approach here.
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