Useful Links for Schools

For Teachers

Enviroschools - for schools & young people participating in environmental sustainability

Science Learning Hub - observing worms

Electronic waste resources - why we need to recycle electronic waste

Measuring outcomes of environmental action in schools

Ecobuzz - online magazine produced every term by NCC & TDC

Lifeafterwaste - a national approach to changing the way we think about waste

Education for Sustainability
- free teaching resources to download

WastedTV - ways to save the planet & cash!

Kids recycle - tools for schools wanting to go zerowaste

Rubbish free - a practical guide to becoming rubbish free

Sustainable living
- practical info from the Sustainable Living Education Trust

Stop! Recycle Those Boxes - fun ways to recycle

Buy, Use, Toss - a closer look at the things we buy

Earth Day - activities & crafts that focus on recycling waste materials

Recycled paper arts & crafts for kids - how to make recycling fun

More links

 

For Students

Kiwi Conservation Club - Forest & Bird for kids

KCC Wild Things Magazine #114 - Down the worm hole

WastedTV - ways to save the planet & save cash

Eco kids - highly interactive resource for children

Kids recycle - tools for schools wanting to go zerowaste

Rubbish free
- a practical guide on how to become rubbish free

Ollies World - interactive resource for kids on sustainability

Kids R Green - for children who love exploring, enquiring, investigating & discovering our world

Recycle City - a game to learn about different ways to get rid of waste

Earth Day - activities & crafts that focus on recycling waste materials

A Kid's Guide to Recycling - what kids can do to save money and the environment

 

Nelson City Council

Sustainability in schools

 

Tasman District Council

Environmental education

 

Composting

What is composting? - info from the Create Your Own Eden website

Guide to composting in schools - guide to composting, worm farms & bokashi

Resources for teachers -  resources on composting, worm farming & bokashi

Composting poster
- what should go into a worm farm

Composting information
- from the NZ Government sustainability website

Composting Kids - short film on how to make compost presented by kids, for kids

 

Worm Farming & Worms

All about worms - the wonderful world of worms

What is worm farming? - info from the Create Your Own Eden website

Worm farm poster - what should go into a worm farm

Worm farm solutions
- resources for setting up organic waste recycling systems

Worm farming information
- from the NZ Government sustainability website

Sam the Superworm - short movie about the importance of worms (5 min)

 

EM Bokashi

What is EM Bokashi? - info from the Create Your Own Eden website

Bokashi poster - what should go in the Bokashi system

Bokashi NZ - benefits of EM Bokashi

EM Bokashi information - from the NZ Government sustainability website

Bokashi Boost - buy bokashi mix online from a Nelson-based producer

 

Compostable & Biodegradable Packaging

Eden Enterprises - GE free & compostable products mostly made from corn starch

Friendlypak - economical earth friendly packaging and product alternatives

Kiwigreenpak - local distributor Nelson Food Distributors

Potatopak - 100% biodegradable plates, trays, bowls & cups made from waste potato starch

 

E-Waste

The problem of e-waste - info from Greenpeace

Electronic waste resources - why we need to recycle electronic waste

eDay - clearing up NZ computer waste

Guide to greener electronics - which electronics are kinder for the environment

The Story of Electronics - 8 min animation on e-waste

 

Packaging

Unpackit - the problems of over packaging