Taking Action

Taking action
Tread Lightly also assists schools to “take action” or to extend student learning following a visit by the Tread Lightly Caravan or the Tread Lightly Drain Game through two key initiatives in 2020: Whānau “recycle right” workshops and Litter Blitzes

Litter Blitz
The Litter Blitz initiative has become a great addition to the Tread Lightly programme as a way for students to “take action” and to show leadership in their community against litter and illegal dumping.

A Blitz involves a school shutting down for two hours to allow every student, teacher and as many parent and community volunteers as possible, to pick up litter from neighbouring streets. Tread Lightly undertakes all the organisation, supplies all the equipment and provides a celebration BBQ for students and volunteers.

The Blitzes are also proving very popular as a way companies can give back and get involved with their local community.

Tread Lightly has so far organised Litter Blitzes with nine schools across Auckland, hosting 4,578 students, teachers, parents and community volunteers, with 2,606 kg of litter and illegal dumping collected.

Whānau “recycle right” workshops
With the support of Visy, Tread Lightly is offering a free Whānau "recycle right" workshop to schools in Auckland.

The workshops are designed to provide a "snapshot" for parents on how to recycle correctly and to dispel many of the common mistakes made when recycling at home.

The workshops are "hosted" by a class/syndicate as a way for students to 'take action", or organised as a whole school event. The workshops are normally held from 2.30 - 3pm to capture parents as they are waiting at school to pick their children up.

Through a collaboration with New Zealand Corrections Department, parents attending a workshop are also gifted a beautiful reusable bag made by people completing community service hours.

The recycling workshops are available for any school in Auckland to book in 2020. Please email [email protected] to enquire about a workshop.

'Thanks for a great day yesterday for the Owairaka Litter Blitz - it went really well! Great organisation on your part. Thank you.'
- Owairaka District School - December 2019

Programme Components

  • Litter Blitz

    The Litter Blitz is a great way for students to “take action” and to show leadership in their community against litter and illegal dumping.

  • Whānau “recycle right” workshops

    These free workshops are designed to provide a "snapshot" for parents on how to recycle correctly and to dispel many of the common mistakes made when recycling at home.

Testimonials

  • 'Thanks for organising such a fun day yesterday at the May Road School Litter Blitz. It was great to see how the children got right behind the project.'
    - Janette Kearns Community Liaison Advisor Piritahi
  • 'Thank you Tread Lightly for all your hard work! Another smooth and fun, educational Litter Blitz for our tamariki, our leaders of tomorrow.'
    - Karla Beazley, Kainga Ora
  • 'Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate in the Drury Litter Blitz. We have had so much positive feedback. We would love to be considered for this opportunity again if possible.'
    - Stephanie Meier, Drury Primary School

Make an enquiry

**Whānau “recycle right” workshops** With the suport of Visy, the Whānau “recycle right” workshops are available for any school in Auckland to book in 2020. Please email [email protected] to enquire about a workshop.

**Litter Blitzes** With the support of the Papakura and Manurewa local boards, one school in each local board area can host a Tread Lightly Litter Blitz before 30 June 2020.

To register please email Katie on [email protected]

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Additional Desired Activities

  • Visy
  • Be a Tidy Kiwi

Supporters of the Tread Lightly 'Taking Action" programme

Thank you to Visy for supporting the Whānau “recycle right” workshops in 2020.

Thank you to Be a Tidy Kiwi for their ongoing support of the Litter Blitz initiative