Members of the Enviro Group work towards the green/gold Enviro Awards with projects including recycling, wrapper-free lunches, sustainable gardens and helping the school save energy.  They meet on a regular basis to discuss ideas and work together.
Teaching and Learning about sustainability...
Does it have an Economic, Societal or Environmental Aspect?

Guiding Principles: Empowering Students, Learning for Sustainability, Māori Perspective, Respect for diversity of People and Cultures, Sustainable Communities

2019-2020 Projects

- Making bio-cultural signs for different parts of the garden and the native trees within it 
- Enviro Heroes are in the process of setting up a 2020-2021 Vision Map
- Regular enviro fundraisers and harvest markets
- Soil testing and worm counts
- EnviroHeroes have prepared the garden for winter and have chosen to sow the beds with cover crops which will be dug into the soil once we are back at school
- Re-established worm farm (syndicate one is using their organic waste to feed them)

LPS Harvest Market - Children organised events, harvested and washed vegetables, advertised the event and managed the market stall on the day. 

Whale and Dolphin Trust Research Scientists came to educate and empower Year 2 students about the current Hector’s Dolphin work they are doing on Banks Peninsula as part of Seaweek 2020. Students did a dorsal fin matching activity and echolocation activity. They asked some well thought out questions and then wrote about what they could do to keep dolphins safe. 

Leave no trace - respecting the natural environment. Students carried out all waste from their campout.

Enviro Fundraiser, organised and set up by four students from the LPS EnviroHeroes group. They did an excellent job and managed to raise $85

We started a swan plant growing competition where each class grew and nurtured the swan plant. We then planted them in the garden near tech hoping to have a butterfly sanctuary in 2020. 

The EnviroHeroes re-established the worm farm. We now collect all the organic waste from syndicate 1 and 2 to feed them. We use the worm juice as fertiliser for our vege patch. 

We researched Antarctic animals that would be most affected by the rising temperatures of climate change. We found out that:
Emperor and Adelie penguins are likely going to be most affected by climate change due to increasing temperatures melting the ice. The lack of ice will also mean that krill that normally reside just underneath here will also lose their habitat and will therefore start to decline. Krill are important food species for a wide variety of animals that live within the ocean. E.G Penguins, fish, and whales.
We then designed climate change board games and also wrote letters about possible solutions to the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. 

We have received a great variety of fruit and native trees from ‘Paper for Trees’. The newly planted trees include plum, nectarine, fig, blueberry, blackcurrant and blackberry. Thanks to our caretaker, Bart, for helping build boxes to plant some of them in!!
We have planted courgettes, celery, spinach, parsley, peas, corn, tomatoes as well as lots of other fruits and vegetables. We have garden monitors from our EnviroHeroes that will water and care for our veggies each day. Once grown, we give them to children within the EnviroHeroes Friday Enrichment option or bake yummy things with them.