Yesterday the Government announced a further six years’ funding for Toimata Foundation, totaling $11.4 million. The announcement was made by Minister for the Environment, Hon. Dr Nick Smith, during an event at Waitakiri School, an Enviroschool in Christchurch.
The Toimata Foundation, through their two main programmes, Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools, will be able to continue to support children and young people in over 1000 schools, kura, and early childhood centres to realise their vision for the future,” said Heidi Mardon, Chief Executive of Toimata Foundation. “Toimata Foundation’s kaupapa is to bring about sustainability through learning, creativity and action. We believe that strengthening our connections – people-to-people and people-to-place, is essential for sustainability.
At the event, Associate Minister of Conservation Hon. Nicky Wagner also announced a refreshed National Strategy for Environmental Education for Sustainability (EEfS), which is open for public comment until 10 October.