Your Sustainable School - Train the Trainer Workshop

23 Feb 2023 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Your Sustainable School - Train the Trainer Workshop

Help inspire your kura / school or kōhanga / early childhood centre to take action on climate change!

This is a free workshop for teachers and educators interested in rolling out sustainability focused, climate action, waste reduction programmes. Not a teacher? - We know that it takes a whole school community to establish and maintain a successful waste minimisation programme, so we also welcome admin staff, caretakers, gardeners and grounds staff at our workshops.

What you will get from the workshop:

  • Understanding waste minimisation in the context of Climate Action and Aotearoa's move towards a circular economy
  • Using the Waste Hierarchy to engage students in discussions about decreasing landfill by Re-thinking, Refusing, and Reducing specific waste streams
  • Setting up effective recycling systems, minimising recycling contamination, and looking for opportunities to establish composting as a first step to reducing organic waste
  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining a resilient waste minimisation programme tailored to the specific requirements of your school community
  • Accessing waste minimisation programmes and funding support offered by local councils and other funding providers

How your school or centre will benefit:

  • Better recycling systems and lower rates of contamination
  • New or improved methods to deal with food scraps
  • Empowered students and teachers driving a culture of climate action at school, at home, and in the community
  • Connections with local environmental organisations

This event will be run by the Sustainability Trust and is funded by the Ministry for the Environment.

WHEN: 9am - 4pm, Thursday 23rd February 2023

WHERE: Lansdown Hub, 6B Lansdowne Street