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NEW BOOKS IN THE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE

Exciting that we are now stocking more books for retail. Don’t forget that we are open until 6pm on Thursday night, please pop in and keep Jan busy!

PLASTIC FREE POTLUCK TEA REMINDER Thursday 25th June

 

The Potluck Tea will be a little warm-up exercise for all of us. Bring along a potluck dish that has used as little 'one use plastic' as possible and be in for a number of Neat Treats - including

• Rob and Matai, from Be the Change NZ (www.bethechange.net.nz), who will share some soulful tunes

• Waveney Warth who will share her inspiring story of 'living rubbish free' - not to be missed! www.rubbishfree.co.nz

• Andy, from the entertaining duo Matt & Andy, who will showcase ‘THE BAG’ (part of the 'Prevent Our Waste' campaign)

The Potluck Tea will bring together a community of people who want to share in the Plastic Free July challenge.

If you would like to join us for this fun event and challenge, please RSVP to Jan - admin@envirocentre.org.nz or phone 8394452. We are excited to share the Plastic Free July challenge with you!

 

 

SUSTAINABLE LIVING AOTEAROA

Provides online resources for Hamiltonians to introduce them to environmental issues . This resource provides some practical solutions for the average kiwi family. Go to www.sustainableliving.org.nz to register and download this great educational material.

 AND If you are interested in Greening Your Lifestyle but would like to learn through conversation, hands on examples, encouragement and even meet some experts.... then we have the Sustainable Living Conversations. Starting in July on Wednesday evenings 7 to 8.30pm at Waikato Environment Centre. You can come to all the 8 topics or pick and choose...how cool is that!

If this interests you then contact Tania on tania@envirocentre.org.nz and we will keep you posted.

 


PUKEMOKEMOKE PLANTING REMINDER Saturday June 20 at 1:00 pm.

The season for planting, which everyone loves, is here. This month's working bee is all planting and regeneration. Something really positive to banish approaching winter blues.

Take a little time to follow this link and read about the repair to the lookout tower stairs. They had seen too many summers (like many of us) so a group of us set to and rejuvenated them.

http://www.number8network.co.nz/category/pukemokemoke/

 

 

 

NZ ASSOCIATION for ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Please find latest newsletter attached

KiwEENews 15-2.pdf

GENERATION ZERO

Generation Zero Waikato want you to know about their current campaign (closing on June19th)

As part of the current Bike Plan consultation (running until June 19th), Hamilton City Council are proposing a School Link bike route connecting multiple schools in the East Hamilton area.

Generation Zero is a nationwide youth climate advocacy organisation that campaigns around better transport and urban issues. We have identified the School Link as a high priority project and set up a quick submission form to make it easy for people to share their views.

 

We have a survey/feedback form:

http://www.generationzero.org/schoollink

  which we invite you to share .The message we are trying to push to council is that with high quality biking links, more kids will bike to school

What is the school link?

A safe bike route, separated from traffic and parked cars

An accessible link that connects 15 schools with almost 9500 students

A trunk route along Hukanui/Peachgrove Road

Part of making biking a normal part of day-to-day life

Further Information Please contact

Regional Coordinator Generation Zero Waikato.

Rowena Hay

0278554658

 

 

WAIKATO RIVER AUTHORITY CLEANUP FUND

The Waikato River Authority Cleanup Fund is open on the 15 June and closes on the 14 August. Applications must be processed online.

Go to www.waikatoriver.org.nz/key-documents  to get information about the Funding Strategy for this round.

You can also read the latest newsletter from the Authority at www.waikatoriver.org.nz/author/philipburton/

It is useful to look at what projects have been funded in previous rounds. This information is on the website.

Moira Cursey

Waikato Biodiversity Forum Coordinator

 

EMBEDDING SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP JULY 27th

Tim Cotter is going to run a workshop at the Environment Centre on Monday the 27th of July from 1-4pm (see info attached). It's for environmental community groups and is $20 per person. Potluck afternoon tea..

embedding_sustainability_flyer-2.pdf

 

SOCIAL WORKER VACANCY

Shama (Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Centre) is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated senior social worker to promote services that are culturally appropriate to ethnic families. This includes advocacy and social support to families from varied cultural backgrounds who experience family violence or other social problems.

Link to seek ad:
 http://www.seek.co.nz/job/28832182?pos=1&type=standard

location: Waikato or email us to shamahewc@xtra.co.nz or call 07 843381007 8433810

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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