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World Environment Day in New Zealand

Posted Jan 07 2009 6:27pm

776c6927c28a4edbb8c9e743e6a74d9e_neKia ora from New Zealand.

The 5th of June is World Environment Day - an international initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme.   This year,  New Zealand is co-hosting the day, and we have a range of activities
and initiatives planned.

To recognise the importance of the day, all our schools & kura, and our early childhood centres and kohanga reo, have been encouraged to
consider some 'eco-tasks' they might do (for example, :"today we are
planning to have a no-plastics day at our school") and they will also
be considering and sharing their future plans relating to
sustainabiity and climate change.    We have developed a website Show
the Way Today: World Environment Day which
provides more information.

A world map
On the 5th of June we will reveal a world map on the site which will
feature pins for each of our schools and early childhood centres,
accompanied by their 30 word sustainability pledge.   For example, a school's sustainability pledge might :

"Kia ora.  We are Motatahi Area School in the North Island of New
Zealand.  We are aiming to introduce a recycling system in our school
by December so that we can to reduce the amount of rubbish we create  by 10% "

Invitation to overseas schools
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Our students would like to invite overseas schools and students to be part of our  day, by asking them to share their own 30 words "sustainability pledge" on our site.   If you would like to do this, please email me your message, plus your school name and address, and we'll do the rest. Our goal is to have a mapfull of pins on the 5th, showing how schools around the world are keen to share their ideas and sustainabilty planning with their peers.

We would be delighted if you would like to be part of our day..

Best wishes

for Show the Way Today: World Environment Day

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