No More Tips or Dumps – Exploring Modern Engineered Landfills and Energyparks
Ever looked closely at what you consume? How much do you know about the 5 R's – reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, and residual management? Some of the 5 Rs are a matter of personal responsibility and good citizenship. Some of them are carried out by organisations who nowadays follow strict 21st century environmental practices on a large scale. On this 2018 field trip you will find out more about the 5 Rs when you follow Waste Management's Auckland operations that include recycling and Redvale, New Zealand's largest facility, which combines waste management and energy production in its landfill.
During this field trip you will:
- See Andrew's tweets on twitter
- Sort rubbish into different bins based on the 5 Rs of recycling
- Follow kerbside collection to a transfer station
- Go for a ride in an electric vehicle
- Be inducted and get kitted out so you can enter the working area of the landfill
- Inspect the network of pipes in the landfill, used to collect methane gas from organic waste
- Learn how and why Redvale is helping to grow eggplants
- Visit the on-site generators to find out how they make electricity
- Measure the amount of electricity generated from landfill material
- Look at the total energy balance of the Redvale landfill and energy park
- Determine how Redvale is providing energy to the national grid
- Learn how the community are involved at Redvale
- Find out about "Living Earth" compost
More info at http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=redvale181
New Zealand (nationwide)
Kohia Centre – Educational Resources for Schools and Teachers
The Kohia Centre retail store has supplied a wide range of educational and teaching resources for over 20 years. These include: curriculum resources; educational publications; classroom support materials and teaching accessories such as stickers, borders, poster, etc.
Call us, visit our store or shop online. We offer a nationwide delivery service.
Kohia Centre, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland 1023; ph (09) 623 8977; email: email@example.com
Shop hours: Monday to Thursday 8am–4.30pm.
Friday 8am–4pm (parking at Gate 2).
Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (TLIF) Regional Workshops
Proposals for the current round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund are due by 27 February.
Visit our website for application materials www.education.govt.nz/school/working-in-a-school/scholarships-for-people-working-in-schools/teacher-led-innovation-fund.
We’re providing hands-on support for interested applicants through a series of regional workshops this month. It will be an opportunity for you to test your thinking, learn from previously funded TLIF projects, and have your questions answered.
If you plan on attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.