Keep New Zealand Beautiful
KNZB - Paint New Zealand Beautiful
March is Paint New Zealand Beautiful month and KNZB are running a schools and early childhood education centre competition.
This nationwide initiative is a behavioral change campaign aimed at the elimination and prevention of graffiti vandalism from a community based approach. 2017 will mark the 7th year for this very popular mural competition. Open to Schools, Early Childhood Education Centres and Youth Groups across New Zealand Wall Worthy encourages groups to select a wall that is worthy of a mural, then to submit a design idea to us. We will then select five groups who will win the resources needed to create their mural.
You can read more about it here. http://www.knzb.org.nz/wall-worthy-2017
You can see the winners from 2016 here. http://www.knzb.org.nz/wallworthy2016
KNZB - Young Reporters For The Environment
Keep New Zealand Beautiful have partnered with Wrigley to offer the Young Reporters For The Environment (YRE) Litter Less Programme to NZ schools. YRE is a national environmental education programme that gives young people aged 11-18 years the opportunity to be part of the solution by producing creative and engaging environmental journalism. Participants investigate and report on environmental issues, and propose solutions, by using video, photography or writing.
The goal of the YRE Litter Less is to reduce litter and affect long-term behaviour change among young people. It aims to empower young people to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography or video. The programme offers these enthusiastic young people a chance to make their voices heard and to feel that they are being listened to.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful are taking registrations from schools now. KNZB will provide registered schools with lots of resources including a classroom guide, students handbooks and worksheets. More information on the programme can be found at www.yre.org.nz