On 5th June 2008 Wellington will be hosting the United Nations World Environment Day in an effort “to raise awareness and promote action on national environment issues.”
Wellington City Libraries has a wonderful collection of resources for readers who are passionate about saving the environment and reducing their carbon footprint, including a selection of books which focus on the environmental and ethical aspects of clothing trade:
Get yourself down to Te Papa and tohora for free! No, tohora is not really a verb but the Maori word for whale. Wellington City Council is paying for residents of Wellington to see ‘Whale: Tohora’, an exciting cetacean exhibition at Te Papa. This one day offer is only available May 8, 10.00am – 9.00pm. You will need to prove that you live in Wellington, so dive into your wallets and make sure you have your library card handy (Of course you do! You use it all the time to access our amazing services) before heading out.
If you are (or you know someone who is) aged 15 – 17 (as at August this year), interested in science and/or the environment and are up for a free three-week trip to Japan in August read on.
The Japanese government is offering a chance to travel all expenses paid to Okinawa, Japan and study the natural environment of the place with 75 other young people from around the Asia-Pacific region. They’re looking for applications from anyone interested – Arigatou gozaimasu!
Visit here for the ‘further information’ document. Contact Tessa at the Global Education Centre for further info: 04 496 9510.
How can my community reduce waste? This site provides information and interactive activities; try shrinking a landfill, for example.
More locally, however, is sustainability.govt.nz. Learn how to ‘reduce your impact on the environment and save money’. You can keep track of your own steps towards sustainability and you could win a centameter. You can also make a three-minute film and be in to win some very cool prizes!