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‘Resource’ environmental education centre open to public

‘Resource’ environmental education centre open to public on Saturday

Rotorua District Council (RDC) is opening up its environmental education centre ‘Resource’ to the public on Saturday [8 March] as part of this month’s Rotorua Sustainable Backyards events.

‘Resource,’ located at the Rotorua Recycling Centre, is usually only open to schools on an appointment basis but will open to the community this Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Rotorua district councillor Janet Wepa, who is leading development of the council’s Rotorua 2030 Sustainable Living Strategy, said the council was also keen to show its support for the Hannah's Bay Community Restoration Trust’s sustainable backyards initiative promoting environmental awareness throughout March.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for local residents to take a look through our amazing environmental and recycling education centre without needing to make an appointment.”

RDC Keep Rotorua Beautiful coordinator, Rose Hiha-Agnew, said after people had dropped off their household recycling items at the Rotorua Recycling Centre they were being encouraged to come through ‘Resource’ and find out what happens to those recyclable products.

“Inside we have a mock-landfill, interactive displays with paper, plastic, glass and metal, a tap that can be filled with fresh Rotorua water, and displays on waste water treatment processes and the nasty things that can get into our drainage system and lakes.”

Information on other Rotorua Sustainable Backyards events is available on Facebook at facebook.com/RotoruaSustainableBackyards.


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