Education programmes

The need to educate and inspire the next generation of Tidy Kiwis is a the heart of what we do. Environmental initiatives in schools are key to helping make this happen, by starting conversations, engaging kids and building a sense of community. We offer a variety or environmental education programmes for children of all ages to teach our kids the importance of caring for and protecting our environment.

Kiki Kiwi & Friends Litter Less Programme

Our Kiki Kiwi Litter Less Programme educates student aged 5-11-years old about the importance of ‘Doing the Right Thing’. This programme has been developed in line with the New Zealand school curriculum.

The programme consists of six inquiry questions and is delivered by teachers over 12 lesson and three themes: defining litter, understanding litter, actions.

Young Reporters for the Environment Litter Less Programme

Young Reporters for the Environment Litter Less Programme (YRE) is an international programme currently running in 45 countries.

The programme is run through schools and empowers young people, between the ages of 11-25 years old, to report on local environmental issues through through the media of writing, photography or video.

Students are also asked to link their projects to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Find out the key dates for our school programmes and competitions.