Environmental education and learning
- New Zealand Association for Environmental Education: The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education is a national, non-profit organisation that promotes and supports lifelong learning and encourages behaviours that lead to sustainability for New Zealand/Aotearoa.
- Environmental Education Online: Sustainability is a critical issue for New Zealand – environmentally, economically, culturally, politically, and socially. We need to learn how to live smarter to reduce our impact on the environment for future generations.
- North American Association for Environmental Education
Protecting animal, bird and plant life
- Kiwi Conservation Club: For over 20 years, Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC) has been teaching kiwi kids about New Zealand’s amazing wildlife and wild places.
- Kakapo Recovery: Kākāpō have inhabited New Zealand for thousands of years but, with the arrival of humans and introduced predators, their once abundant numbers rapidly declined. Find out more about the recovery efforts here.
- The New Zealand Antarctic Institute: See the education and outreach resources, inspiring people to connect with Antarctica through knowledge & collaboration.
- Waikato Biodiversity Forum: This site contains information on biodiversity in the Waikato region. For example, maps of special species and posters of the ecosystems in the Waikato region.
- Trees for Survival: Trees for Survival is an environmental education programme which involves young people growing and planting native trees to restore natural habitats by helping landowners revegetate erosion prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity.
Waste, recycling and sustainable living
- Xtreme Zero Waste: Xtreme Waste is turning Raglan’s waste into resources and moving forward to zero waste.
- Home Energy Conservation for Kids: Saving energy is a big deal. It’s important for people, and it is important for the planet, too. Why is it important?
- Green Living - a Family Guide to Going Green: There are hundreds of fun ways your kids can work together to protect the planet! Try these activities and books to help your family act green!
- Ways to reduce, reuse and recycle your plastic containers (this is a US-based site, so not all the information may be relevant to NZ readers)
Check out these sites for general information about our environment:
- Ministry for the Environment
- World Wildlife Fund
- Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences
- Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
- Meteorological Service
- Ministry for Primary Industries
- Ministry of Civil Defence
- National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Funding and assistance
Find out about funding and other forms of assistance for environmental initiatives at:
- Environmental Initiatives Fund: Waikato Regional Council's Environmental Initiatives Fund (EIF) is funded through the natural heritage targeted rate and provides one-off grants to community group projects.
- Funding Information Service: Generosity New Zealand's online search tools offer access to $3.9 billion worth of opportunities.