Environmental Education

How We Teach

EcoSolutions uses a variety of methods to instil in students a love for the environment and an awareness of how they can protect it.

The purpose of our school-based education is to empower students to be actively involved in developing a sustainable future for Aotearoa. 

We create learning situations selecting from the teaching strategies of: 
· Investigation: e.g., around school waste issues, packaging in lunchboxes
· Enquiry: e.g. data collection of litter on or near school grounds
· Knowledge building: e.g. demonstrations, visits to resource recovery centres
· Interactive learning: e.g. school garden, compost building, worm farms following enquiry and investigative work.

Book your lesson with us today!

Simply pick the lesson you would like for your class and find a time that suits both you and your educator. We are working on a booking sheet for each educator.

In the meantime, if your rohe does not have a link to an online booking system,  ring or email the educator in your rohe to book your lessons.

Far North:

Manager Jo: email Jo@cbec.co.nz 

Para Kore:
(Te Ao Maori Zero Waste)
Ring Cynthia: 0272563279 or email cynthia@parakore.maori.nz

Doubtless Bay and surrounds:

Sharee 021464221. or email sharee@cbec.co.nz

Mid north

Schools: Book lessons here


Schools: Book lessons here

Early Childcare Centres/Kindergartens:  Book lessons here


Email: steph@sustainablekaipara.org



 With the support of the Far North and the Whangarei District Councils, EcoSolutions is able to provide free environmental education to schools and ECEs in these districts.



Know Waste is about raising awareness of the issues surrounding waste by inspiring and supporting students and schools to take action in reducing waste. Contact one of our awesome educators for more information.
Lucretia Charan
027 257 4674
 Upper Far North
Sharee Crawley
021 464 221
Mid Far North
Anouk van Donzel
027 254 5462 


Lessons include:

 School Support includes:

  • Helping schools run zero waste event
  • Waste Audits
  • Introducing school wide recycling and waste minimisation systems 
  • Setting up composts and worm-farms
  • Setting up the Paper 4 Trees programme
  • Setting up any other alternative recycling programmes in your school that you are interested in. 

The first step is to know where you are at! Book a Waste Evaluation with one of our educators, or carry our your own class or kura waste evaluation.

There is a short video showing you how to run a simple waste evaluation: 


Click in the link to answer the 5 minute waste snapshot.

Waste Evaulation





Term TWO newsletter 2023 (EDIT THIS) by Joanne Lillian Shanks