Importance of the litter clean up highlighted by the school in New Zealand
Kristin school had students come up with idea of adopting a tree each within the surrounding reserve area. Each student researched information about their particular tree and looked after it by ensuring that there was no litter in the surrounding area. Students held a clean up event in the local reserve where they picked up litter and learnt about the endemic species living in and around the stream environment. YRE students spoke to the wider school about the importance of ensuring the environment is kept litter free. We believe this is a good example of highlighting how small actions can have huge positive consequences. Each student from year 8 caring for just one tree, (ensuring it was litter free, measuring its height and trunk width, placing fresh mulch on it) meant that the entire surrounding school area was beautified and environmentally improved.