About

Enviroschools is a nationwide programme that supports children and young people to plan, design and implement sustainability actions that are important to them and their communities.

The programme provides pathways from early childhood through primary, intermediate and secondary school and beyond.  Through our collaborative approach of building strong relationships and sharing information, we are growing a collective puna mātauranga or pool of knowledge.

Enviroschools is supported nationally by the Toimata Foundation, in partnership with nearly 100 national and regional partners, including the majority of New Zealand’s councils.  Facilitators from these partner organisations work with a suite of resources to progress the sustainability journey.

Enviroschools is a movement for change

In 2015 the total number of Enviroschools is approaching 1,000.  This network embraces over 250,000 children and young people, their whānau and thousands of their teachers.   By building strong relationships and sharing and reflecting together the network is growing a collective puna mātauranga or pool of knowledge.

A focus on the journey not just the destination supports long-term participation; lasting changes can take many years to become embedded but every step is a change in itself. With over a decade of development and growth we are hearing people refer to Enviroschools as a movement for positive change in this country towards a generation of innovative and motivated young people who instinctively think and act sustainably.

Te Poi students discussing their care code

Te Poi students discussing their care code

Recent Posts

The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey 24 June – 2 July

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A great opportunity to get involved in some citizen science and use the Action Learning Cycle to identify the current situation of your living landscape at school.  The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey starts next week! http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/birds/garden-bird-surveys/taking-part

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