Once a year I help arrange a student teacher hui for the Enviroschools of Central Otago, regular readers of my blog will remember last years which we held at Rippon and Te Kakano and was indeed a resounding success. One of the purposes of this event is to bring students and teachers together to share […]
A few months ago during one of my visits to Queenstown Primary, Nicky asked me if I would like to sit in on a meeting with Nathalie McAuliffe from the Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown. Nathalie is in charge of the hotels environmental policy and as part of their sustainable actions they wanted to gift Queenstown […]
This week I was inspired by the journey of reflection we took as the Enviroschool team looked back over the work that the school has been doing and decided that Queenstown Primary School are now a Bronze Enviroschool. Queenstown Primary School is one of the largest primary schools in our district and is based in […]
I’ve said it for years and I’m sure I’ll still be saying it for years to come – Waste is easy! It’s also one of the easiest places to start or check in with your journey towards sustainability. Waste is something we all have experience of, it’s in our daily lives – even if we don’t want it, it is thrust upon us without a care in the world as to the damage it may do. But……does it have to be this way?
I’ve been thinking about putting together a brief summary of my week accompanied, of course, with pictures snapped as I make my way through my wonderful adventures of work. This is week 1 term 2
One year in and Wanaka’s Young Change Makers has achieved heaps. We’ve grown, we’ve shrunk, we’ve done rad stuff and now we’re on a mission to step up. With Post Its and large paper at the ready, a collection of inquiring young minds, a RAD space and some food we are ready to start an epic winter of action!
Earth Day is a global celebration of all the positive actions being carried out across the globe to help us protect our future. Thanks to some amazing volunteer organisation from Amber, Wanaka was set to celebrate Earth Day in a spectacular fashion and take some action!
Queenstown Primary have been doing an amazing job on tackling their food waste issues. Most of the school is into it, they understand the issues and have been working on ironing out the process of collecting and sorting the waste into the relevant streams. What we realised we needed to do was regenerate the slightly decrepit wooden worm farm.
Wanaka is a buzz of talk about foraging at the moment. We have fruit and nut trees all over town laden with gorgeous edible delights. The conversation and opinions are varied about how we go about using and sharing these amazing resources. Some are easy to find, some are remote, some public & some private. Monday is Regeneration Wanaka and we need to be fed. It seemed only natural for Wanaka’s Young Change Makers to go exploring town looking for some edible delights.
I’ve been working with Wanaka Young Change Makers, a Kahu Youth group, for almost a year now. We’ve done some amazing things in that year; carried out a waste audit at MAC, made a movie, explored Wanaka for free stuff to do, planted trees – to name but a few. This year we want to […]