The Enviroschools Programme is a long-term, whole-school programme, where schools create their own unique pathway to sustainability.
The Taranaki Regional Council coordinates the Enviroschools programme in Taranaki, working alongside regional partners.
As at the start of 2021, 38 schools and 25 kindergartens in Taranaki participate in the Enviroschools programme. That's more than 8,000 students.
The kaupapa of Enviroschools is about the well-being of the whole school, community and ecosystem. The aim is to foster a generation of young people who instinctively think and act sustainably.
Students and schools work towards creating sustainable communities by:
- Being role models for sustainable practices.
- Enabling students to be teachers among their families and peers.
- Creating future leaders who can make informed decisions and take action.
This Council’s Enviroschools Regional Coordination role is supported by facilitators who are funded by Stratford District Council, New Plymouth District Council, South Taranaki District Council, Taranaki Regional Council, TSB Community Trust and Kindergarten Taranaki.
Find out more on the Taranaki region’s Enviroschools page(external link).
See the latest Enviroschools Taranaki newsletters.
Zero Waste initiatives in Taranaki
One of the five Enviroschools theme areas is Zero Waste, under which Enviroschools Taranaki runs Boomerang Bag and Plastic Free July initiatives. See the Facebook pages to learn more and get involved: