Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Eight Recognised At Regional Enviroschools Awards

Eight Recognised At Regional Enviroschools Awards

Eight Northland schools have been recognised for a range of environmental initiatives - including releasing rare native snails on an island reserve - at the region’s second annual Enviroschools Awards.

Enviroschools is a whole-school approach to environmental education. It encourages student-driven action, based on sustainable management of resources in several key areas of school life.

The Northland Regional Council played a key role in bringing Enviroschools north in 2003 and there are now about 30 local schools in the programme, which began in 1993 and now includes more than 500 schools nationally.

Susan Karels, an Environmental Education Officer with the Regional Council, says the Enviroschools Awards are now in their second year in Northland.
“The awards effectively recognise the whole school community, which includes students, teachers, non-teaching staff, trustees and local members of the public.”

Mrs Karels says there are three levels of awards; ‘bronze’, ‘silver’ and the highest, seldom-awarded ‘green-gold’.

This year the Regional Council (which co-ordinates the Northland Enviroschools programme) has once again joined forces with Ministry of Education advisory arm TEAM Solutions (which facilitates the programme in schools) to run the awards.

Two schools – Ohaeawai and Mangakahia Area - received silver awards at a special ceremony in Kerikeri yesterday (Weds 05 December) for their long-running and in-depth environmental work. The remaining six schools were presented with bronze awards.

Mrs Karels says silver award winner Ohaeawai School “lives and breathes” environmental education and is being recognised for a myriad of projects and practices, including winning a national competition that earned it hundreds of native trees for a school makeover.

This year’s only other silver award winner, Mangakahia Area School, is another champion for environmental sustainability and includes three student-driven envirogroups addressing issues including waste reduction, biodiversity and running the whole school on an environmental footing.

Mrs Karels says the remaining, bronze award recipients, were recognised for a diverse range of environmentally-themed projects and practices.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election