Seeking new ways to cut waste
Calling all Eco-Warriors – your ideas are needed on how to best teach our children about reducing waste.
Porirua City Council’s iconic resource recovery and recycling centre, Trash Palace, has recently reopened under new operators after being closed for a year.
Council senior partnership adviser Wendy Barry said that gave the council a fantastic opportunity for a fresh look at the waste education programme for schools.
Pupils have been speaking on the subject at a series of workshops, but the council also wants to tap into the ideas of the wider community.
‘‘The council is keen to harness the huge amounts of energy and expertise from our locals to explore the potential for community-based learning and engagement in waste minimisation,’’ Barry said.
Public workshops will be held at Trash Palace on June 11 and 25, 11am and 2.30pm, with lunch provided.
The student workshops focused on how to set up the education space, the topics they wanted to learn about, ideas for resources and activities and helping design the garden area.
For the community workshops the council has enlisted architects, designers and artists who specialise in working on plans for public spaces.