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.

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" on how to recycle correctly at home. The workshops are normally held from 2.30 - 3pm for 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 2021. Please email [email protected] to enquire about a workshop.

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 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.

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.

'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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 support of Visy, the Whānau “recycle right” workshops are available for any school in Auckland to book in 2021. Please email Diana at [email protected] to enquire about a workshop.

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Supporters of Tread Lightly 'Taking Action" programmes

Thank you to Visy for supporting the Whānau “recycle right” workshops in 2021.