Archive for Enviro Events!

Getting rid of e-waste





Parents – listen up!






Recycling electronic waste (computers, televisions, old cellphones etc) enables the recovery and re-use of valuable materials, and ensures toxic materials are not buried in our landfills – so its better for our environment. The podcast below contains vital information about how you can dispose of e-waste, and what to expect at an e-day event!





Additional music:


“Black Ants in Sound Dust” by Stereolab


“Telephasic Workshop” by Boards of Canada




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Is your school getting in on the action??? Climate ActionIf you havent heard yet – the day of international climate action is coming up on October 24th!! Whoa thats super soon….

On this day in Dunedin, head down to the Railway Station and taste some yummy treats (and get in on some great gardening freebies / advice) for the Spring Food Festival (email if you, your family or friends are keen to help out)!

However, the day before this is the 350 Aotearoa Schools action day – yes, thats right, a separate day JUST for you guys to come up with something awesome to blow everyone in the country (and the world) away!! Youve still got heaps of time to get going, so go to the site now and download the action guide and poster and make sure you email to register your schools action!!

If your school has already planned something, add it here as a comment so other people can see your ideas!

(Gosh we’ve added a lot of exclamation marks on this post, but we’re just so excited about this!!!!)

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Be a DOC Ranger for a Day!!!

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Talk about the coolest competition EVER! Two winners get to choose to be one of the following for a day: skink ranger, freshwater fish ranger, coastal ranger, threatened plant ranger or recreation and historic ranger!

All you need to do is explain in your own way how you can get involved with conservation in your neighbourhood. The way you explain is completely up to you – you can write a song, draw a picture, construct a sculpture or photograph, or just write a letter!

Find out more here – youve got until Monday 14th of September to enter!!!

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C’mon John, Sign On!

Picture 13Climate change is happening MUCH faster than anyone expected – and the world needs you guys now to take some action! We want to get our Prime Minister John Key to sign on later this year as a global agreement in Copenhagen to reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions by 40% . Read here for further information about climate change and how YOU and your family can sign on!

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Yellow Eyed Penguin project!

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Would you like to help to conserve our Yellow Eyed Penguins?

You can get involved and design a penguin-friendly habitat restoration!

Have a look at YEP’s web site to register and get more information.

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eDay! Recycling Electronic Waste

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Do you want to get rid of your old computer or broken mobile?

Recycling electronic waste (e-waste) enables the recovery and reuse of valuable materials and ensures toxic materials are not buried in our landfills.

This is a New Zealand wide activity and will be held on September 12, 2009

Have a look at the web site to check where you can take your e-waste and make the difference!

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Otago Museum full of surprises!


Discover the great range of activities on offer at Otago Museum.

It is always a good alternative to spend those rainy and cold days in a great environment.

World tropical Forest, West Africa, tours, community events and much more!

Have a look at:


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