The Urban EcoLiving Charitable Trust (UELCT) was established in December 2007. Our mission is to inspire New Zealanders to live sustainably.
Our first project was to build the Tread Lightly Caravan – a mobile exhibition/classroom targeted at 8-12 year olds. Using “high- impact” interactive displays, the Tread Lightly Caravan shows visitors how every day choices (what we buy, how we travel around, what we eat, how we heat our homes) can make a huge difference to our natural environment. The displays and exhibits are designed to graphically demonstrate the consequences of our life style choices. The key message to visitors will be “Your choices have environmental consequences”.
The Tread Lightly Caravan is currently visiting Auckland schools and attending community events.
Visitors to the Tread Lightly Caravan will leave with an understanding of the environmental consequences of their individual choices, and be inspired to live more sustainable life styles.