Series: Sustainability and climate resilience

Issue: Volume 101, Number 1

Posted: 28 February 2022
Reference #: 1HAV0S

This series spotlights ways that education is contributing to a sustainable future. We will share stories about student-led initiatives, innovative teaching and learning programmes, and pathways to employment and training.

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Kids standing

These Ōtautahi students have all become passionate about the environment in their beautiful backyard in Ōhinetahi Governors Bay.

The time is now: education’s contribution to a climate-resilient future

The Government is committed to Aotearoa New Zealand becoming a world leader in climate change action – and education has an important role to play.

Matariki and te taiao 

Matariki is one of many manifestations of traditional Indigenous knowledge in Aotearoa, and 2022 marks the first year that Matariki will be recognised with a national public holiday. These two articles discuss the relationship between Matariki and the environment, and how schools and kura might consider this in their celebrations and beyond.

E Mātai Nei I Ngā Whetū – I Gaze Up at the Stars

Replenishing Tāne and connecting with te taiao

Climate change education ignites action

Climate change education is firmly on the agenda in Ōtautahi Christchurch. The Christchurch City Council has made it a priority to engage with and empower children, young people and their communities to take action on climate change, especially when it comes to sea level rise and adaptation.

Students petition government to protect native fish

A group of students from a small rural Northland kura used online learning tools to effect real-life change – and it took them all the way to Parliament. 

More articles on climate and sustainability in education

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 8:12 PM, 28 February 2022

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