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

 


Sustainability expert recycles knowledge

Sustainability expert recycles knowledge

Bayfair Shopping Centre manager Steve Ellingford is recycling his sustainability knowledge – with Aquinas College.

Steve is one of seven Bay of Plenty sustainability experts who are sharing their knowledge and expertise by coaching a high school green team in this year's Enviro Challenge competition. The unique education-for-sustainability event involves student teams from high schools throughout the Bay of Plenty competing to become regional sustainability champions.

School green teams are coached to undertake a sustainability review of the school and find solutions for improving the school's environmental performance. Being a shopping centre manager Steve is able to provide guidance for the students in the competition's environmental challenges including building design, energy efficiency, waste minimization, carbon measurement and sustainable travel.

According to Steve its a great way to spread sustainability benefits:

"High Schools are a great environment in which to learn and implement sustainability basics like energy efficiency and waste minimization – something we've been working on for a number of years at Bayfair Shopping Centre. We've found that the environmental, social and economic benefits are real and valuable."

The Enviro Challenge competition takes place on April 17 at Papamoa College, which has some of New Zealand's highest rated sustainable school buildings. Student teams will be involved in a wide array of entertaining and educational activities including a debate about growing the Bay of Plenty region sustainably, with students representing local stakeholders.

The participating schools and sustainability experts are:

Papamoa College Gavin Cherrie


Lakes High School Justin Ford-Robertson


Tauranga Girls' College Jo Wills


Western Heights High School Eldad Collins & Kimberley Roberston


Aquinas College Steve Ellingford


Te Puke High School Julia Baker


Katikati College Katie Franks


Whakatane High School Marcus Baker

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Labour: New Figures Show Speculators Rampant

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

False Official Information Response: English's Apology Accepted

Finance Minister Bill English is being thanked for his apology to New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters... Mr English says his staff and the Treasury have searched again, and they found the document that they denied having. More>>

ALSO:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news