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

Grounding the Vision at Paeroa College

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It’s amazing what can happen in a short time when you have a group of keen students, passionate teachers, an inspired Principal, supportive board and two highly creative members of the community. Paeroa College became an Enviroschool at the beginning … Continue reading

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  2. Be part of the Climate Change conversation! Leave a reply
  3. The Waikato Enviroschools Fund is now open! Leave a reply
  4. FREE Interactive science workshops 8th of May and 12 May Leave a reply
  5. Take part in ‘Be With A Tree Week’ 4-10 June 2018 Leave a reply
  6. Celebrate World Water Day – 22 March Leave a reply
  7. Be a scientist for a day at the Lake Rotopiko Bioblitz! Leave a reply
  8. The Swannery – nurturing monarchs at Rhode Street School 1 Reply
  9. Learning for Sustainability at Vardon Primary Leave a reply
  10. NEWS FLASH! Enviroschools NationwideCensus and Funding in Term 4 Leave a reply
  11. The Rubbish Trip – heading to Hamilton in November! Leave a reply
  12. Call for Abstracts – NZ Association for Environmental Education Conference Leave a reply
  13. Stories of Otepoti – Exploring the Guiding Principles in Dunedin Enviroschools Leave a reply
  14.  Looking down the drains turns into school production Leave a reply