Eco-champions: Environmental action

This selection of resources focuses on environmental action, purposeful, hands-on learning and how to empower students to use their science knowledge to make a…
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Artificial intelligence for the environment in Aotearoa NZ 2022 - DIGITAL NATION NZ REPORT
two people are walking through the woods with trees in the background and text that reads, why do we love the great outdoors? new research shows part of the answer is
why do we love the great outdoors? New research shows...our genes - THE CONVERSATION
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The rangatahi headlining the global climate summit – STUFF Nov 2021
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Climate Change Commission | Monologue Clip
A call to action for young people. Want to read a submission guide? Go here:​ Ready to complete a submission? Go here: https://haveyoursay.climatecommission...
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‘Everyone else does it, so I can too’: how the false consensus effect drives environmental damage
CONVERSATION Feb '21. There’s a useful concept from psychology that helps explain why good people do things that harm the environment: the false consensus effect. That’s where we overestimate how acceptable and prevalent our own behaviour is in society Put simply, if you’re doing something (even if you secretly know you probably shouldn’t), you’re more likely to think plenty of other people do it too. What’s more, you likely overestimate how much other people think that behaviour is broadly OK
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What makes people switch to reusable cups? It’s not discounts, it’s what others do
People are more likely to use re-usable coffee cups if they see others doing it, or if cafe owners charge extra for throwaway coffee cups, our research has found. Our study also found people would be more likely to properly dispose of compostable cups if councils provided dedicated organic waste bins. Alternatively, councils could provide facilities allowing people to rinse compostable cups before putting them in a recycling bin.
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The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you
The planet is barreling toward 1.5 degrees of global warming as soon as 2030 unless we enact “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” a dire UN report warned. To reduce our impact on the climate and avert disaster, it’s going to take more than switching to high-efficiency light bulbs. But the most effective ways that individuals, policymakers and businesses can reduce our carbon footprint might surprise you. Let’s see how much you know about what can be done to fight climate change.
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Global Environmental Education Partnership — WEBSITE
A Champion for Environmental Education Around the World Our mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive learning network designed to strengthen environmental education globally to create a more sustainable future for all.
a map of the city of auckland, new zealand with all its major roads and towns
Find a group
Find a group - PREDATOR FREE INTERACTIVE. Want to know what predator control work is happening near you? Our interactive map will do the searching. Go on – give it a go. Just type in your details…
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Healthy farms, healthy fish
Healthy farms, healthy fish - INTERACTIVE. Learn how farms can keep waterways healthy for those downstream and for our precious native freshwater fish, all while benefiting farm health and the farming operation’s bottom line.
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Barb and Neill Simpson working with children
Community conservation and a community nursery — RESOURCE & VIDEO
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Animals recorded by cameras
Citizen science – online animal identification — ARTICLE & CIT SCI PROJECT
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Replanting a riparian strip
Riparian restoration — TEACHING RESOURCE
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Going predator free
Can we make New Zealand pest-free? – introduction — RESOURCES Resources adapted from the predator free series by Zealandia and WWF NZ
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Introduced pests
Investigate: What is present? — ZEALANDIA & WWF resources. Some excellent links for activities to track predators who will be out and about in Spring!