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 http://efs.tki.org.nz/wed 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 ------------------------------ -------- 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..