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Three more schools in Marlborough are joining the Enviroschools programme supported by the Marlborough District Council, underlining the support for environmental education in our region.
With Seddon, Waikawa Bay and Picton Schools all signed on for 2012, three-quarters of Marlborough schools are now taking the programme, the biggest proportion of any region in the country.
The Council works alongside Marlborough schools on this project, providing resources and workshops for the schools to teach this environmental programme.
The Council supports the programme because it promotes the Council’s strategic goals of reducing waste, improving water quality, creating more edible and natural habitats, and encouraging everyone to think about effective energy use in the way buildings are designed and built.
New ground is being prepared for another first in Marlborough environmental education; planning is underway on a pilot programme for pre-schools with three local pre-schools looking at ways to begin the environmental education message for the youngest age group.