The crew and some students

The crew and some students

On Monday 15 June MAC TEAM GREEN was privileged to go to the Lake Wanaka Centre for the ReGeneration Workshop. This workshop was about educating our generation about climate change and how we can stop it. We discussed the good things, problems, causes and possible solutions from our community to global in the environment.

In the morning we had heaps of fun thanks to Te Rawhitiroa Bosch and Jinty McTavish who were the Enviroschools representatives. Jinty McTavish is also a film-maker and her latest film is called ‘lessons from a melting icecap’. It follows the journey of 3 Otago Girls high school students to Greenland. It is about global environmental issues and is targeted at a secondary school audience. Jinty and Te Rawhitoroa helped us share ideas, make timelines, draw visions of the future and list all the great things about Wanaka.

After lunch, we had an opportunity to share ideas and action plans with the guests which included Sustainable Wanaka, Wanaka Wastebusters, the chairman of the Community Board, Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust and Kahu Youth. We wrapped up the day with a delicious afternoon tea and headed home knowing that this was the start of something great. To learn more and get involved with MAC TEAM GREEN, explore our blog and/or come to our meetings, Thursdays, lunchtime in the library.

 Florence Collins Caballero

ReGeneration workshop

We are all geared up for the ReGeneration workshop. If you have not done so, please fill in a consent form and return to the office or the library before the week-end.

We will be meeting Monday at 9am at Lake Wanaka Centre. Bring “waste free” lunch, water and warm jacket.

Click here to view details about the ReGeneration workshop ~ what ~ why ~ who ~ …

Click here to view the ReGeneration Session Plan ~ for the schedule of the day.

ReGeneration workshop registration

Enviroschools ReGeneration Workshop 15 June 2009, 9am – 3pm.
Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre

Enviroschools is bringing the ReGeneration National Tour to Wanaka, and is offering a one-day workshop for students of Mount Aspiring College, Wakatipu High, Dunstan High and other young people from within the Lakes District who are passionate about sustainability. ReGeneration Workshop Session Plan 

All Team Green  members and other interested students must register near Carol bradley-Simpson (in the gym) and return their parental consent Friday.

Meeting to finalise the registration Thursday lunchtime in the library.

What to bring: Students need to bring ideas, energy and enthusiasm! If they have any action project ideas, they should bring them along too.  Each student will need a packed, and a drink bottle.  Uniform should be worn, and a jacket is also required, as we will be going outside!

4th June 2009 Team green Meeting minutes

Prestigious attendance: Mr Bosley and Simon Williams , even our school journalist Lauren; Students: Claudia, Molly, Samantha B., Sophie, Larissa, Victoria, Ngaia, Florence, Nadia, Megan M., Noel, Luke, Will and Carol & Florence

We thank Mr Bosley for his support, both in assembly yesterday and by his presence today. Greatly appreciated and needed.

We are booked in for the wonderful one-day ReGeneration workshop Monday 15th June 9am 3pm

Come to next meeting, Thursday lunchtime in the library (you are allowed to have your lunch during the meeting) to  finalise the organisation of the day and bring your mates.

What projects are important to us and how to succeed?

Projects to pursue: waste management in school (paper, recycling, compost, worm farm)
Ideas: Recycled wearable art competition, Waste reduction from the source (canteen)

ReGeneration workshop

Enviroschools is bringing the ReGeneration Regional Tour to Wanaka, and would like to offer a workshop for young people who are actively leading and creating positive change in their schools and communities. 

This workshop is an opportunity for students to connect with Jinty and Billy from Enviroschools, share ideas, inspiration and experiences, and to explore ways to create the town and communities they want, now and in the future.
It will help students understand some of the big environmental issues facing Wanaka and assist them to take  action by through connections with sustainability-focused community groups.

To enrol to the workshop, come to Team green meeting Thursday 4th June lunchtime in the library.

Click here to open the workshop draft programme ReGeneration_Wanaka_Workshop_Draft