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Making a stand through donations

21 April 2022

Back in 2020, a personal purchase by one of the Toimata team led to being approached by Stand Desk, a designer and importer of feature-packed and environmentally friendly standing desks. They are members of 1% For the Planet and wanted to set-up a regular donation...
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Surplus puaka and provocations lead to Lees Street Kindergarten Sharing Shelf

21 January 2022

Lees Street Kindergarten in Invercargill was a recipient of the Earthwise Action Fund in 2021. This enabled them to get materials for a project that considered how to share surplus from their gardens with the community. Lees Street Kindergarten community map Through tamariki and whānau...
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Noho Taratahi – Te Aho Tū Roa in Tāmaki Makaurau

21 December 2021

Te Aho Tū Roa Poutautoko Pania Newton shares her experiences of mahi in Auckland during 2021, continuing to be innovative in how  to support, deliver, or connect with the various roopu and kaupapa through two covid 19 lockdowns. With our kaupapa being based here in Tāmaki,...
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Te Rūma Rātā and Te Rūma Pōhutukawa: Kaitiaki of Birds and Habitats at Fairhall School

21 December 2021

Action based around what students learnt about their local flora and fauna at Fairhall School in Marlborough included installing whare wētā and whare pekapeka in the school ngahere.  Feeling proud of their mahi at Fairhall School. The Wairau - Marlborough region has a very strong network...
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Arahura Noho Marae helps deepen Connections and build Skills

21 November 2021

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...
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Ākonga Are – Air Aware at Cromwell Primary

21 November 2021

Cromwell Primary School are an Enviroschool in the  Otago region.  Through an innovative partnership with NIWA they have built understanding of classroom air quality.    This learning enquiry at Cromwell, using the real-life issue of air quality in the classroom, highlights the value of this...
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Lockdown inspired Creative Online Sharing with a Positive Outcome for Waiheke High School

21 October 2021

Waiheke High School students, staff and community can now confidently say that they are a Bronze Enviroschool. Their enthusiasm to continue the holistic reflection process was not dampened by the COVID lockdown and led to an innovative online sharing and decision-making process.  Waiheke High School...
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Tupuānuku: Hinonga kūmara

21 October 2021

I tākina ngā karakia o Ruakapanga hei whakarite i te whenua mō te whakatō, ko te maara atua te tuatahitanga. Taua karakia rā, he mea taki na Pourangahua ki ngā maara kūmara a Manawaru, a Araiteuru i tana hokina mai i Hawaiki. He karakia whakatō,...
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Learning Barefoot at Paekākāriki

21 September 2021

Paekākāriki School have worked with Enviroschools to build on their place-based ‘barefoot learner’ principles to reach a stage where spending time learning in the natural environment is an integral part of their programme. This helps give ākonga a sense of belonging and citizenship – an...
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Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools