Otago Regional Council coordinates the Enviroschools programme in Otago


The kaupapa of Enviroschools is about the well-being of the whole school, community and ecosystem. The aim is to foster a generation of young people who instinctively think and act sustainably.

Students and schools work towards creating sustainable communities by:

  • Role modelling sustainable practices
  • Enabling students to be teachers among their families and peers
  • Creating future leaders who understand how to make informed decisions and take action

Over 80 schools and six Early Childhood Centres throughout Otago are part of the Enviroschools programme, and the number is growing.


Find out more

Part of the Enviroschools philosophy is to share knowledge and learning. One way to find out what our participating schools have been up to is through our newsletters.


Enviroschools Ōtākou Newsletter 2024


Enviroschools Ōtākou Newsletter 2022


Enviroschools Ōtākou Newsletter 2021​


Enviroschools Ōtākou Newsletter Mahuru - 2020


Enviroschools Ōtākou Newsletter 1 - 2019

Enviroschools Ōtākou Newsletter 2 - 2019


Enviroschools Ōtākou Newsletter 2 - 2018

Toimata Foundation, a not-for-profit trust based in Hamilton, provides a national hub and works with local government and community agencies to build strong regional networks.

Otago Regional Council coordinates the Enviroschools programme in Otago, working alongside Toimata and our regional partners.

Our partners include:

Dunedin City Council 

Central Otago District Council

Central Otago Rural Education Activities Programme

Clutha District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Wanaka Wastebusters

Waitaki District Council

If you'd like more information about the Enviroschools Programme visit the national website or contact our Regional Coordinator, Dr Robyn Zink.


Email: enviroschools@orc.govt.nz

Phone: 0800 474 082


To stay up to date with Enviroschools Otago, like our Facebook page.

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