Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteers of the Month, Patrick and Callan!
These two brothers from Horowhenua are already putting into practice what it means to be a Tidy Kiwi. One day on their walk to school, Patrick (8) mentioned to his grandmother how much rubbish was on the streets along their school route. His grandmother saw this as an opportunity to educate her grandsons on litter and the importance of keeping their streets tidy.
Since becoming aware of the litter problem, Patrick, with the help of his younger brother Callan (4), has become passionate about cleaning up his environment. In fact, he has become so passionate that he has even helped tidy up his school grounds and has been recognised by the school for his efforts.
Patrick and Callanâ€™s parents continue to educate them on picking up litter and have taken them out on weekend clean ups, which they enjoy and receive lots of positive encouragement for from bystanders.
Thanks so much again Patrick and Callan for being great Tidy Kiwis and for all that you are both doing to Keep New Zealand Beautiful!
The winner of Volunteer of the Month receives $100, a Keep New Zealand Beautiful t-shirt, a bag, Resene paint voucher, Klean Kanteen drink bottle and more – along with being automatically nominated for the Tidy Kiwi award at our annual Beautiful Awards!
If you know someone who does great work keeping New Zealand beautiful, you can nominate them here.