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Tag: Environment

Konichiwa!

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.

Little green things

Passionate about saving the planet? You can make a difference! Why not take part in the Sir Peter Blake Youth Environment Forum 2008 and Earth Hour 2008?

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Eco News

Eco News is a new page for teens, all about the environment, sustainability, and relevant information and material held in the library. Check it out, and keep an eye out for updates!

Load of rubbish

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!

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