The Greenager Award is presented
five times each year to young people up to the age of 18 who have made a personal
contribution towards the protection or enhancement of our natural environment.
The award can
be presented to an individual, environment committee, class or school
throughout the Canterbury Region. Since 1994, it has been jointly
sponsored by the Bodyshop, the Canterbury Regional Council
and the Christchurch Press Newspaper In Education Department. Nominations
can be posted to Tanya Jenkins, Greenager Award Co-ordinator, PO Box
12056 in Christchurch, Phone/fax (03) 332 0099.
1998 recipients were:
March Waikuku School
Studies". Over one term the entire school focused activities on the marine
environment. Activities included a beach litter clean up and survey, guest speakers,
estuary fieldtrips, visit to Christchurch Aquarium and a sea creature dress parade.
May Wainoni School
Garden". Pupils are encouraged and taught how to grow vegetables. Hands-on planting
and harvesting activities as well as nutrition studies are undertaken. All pupils planted
flower bulbs as a school ground enhancement project.
July Roanna Stewart
(Rangi Ruru Girls School)
Co-ordinator involved in encouraging the school to become involved in recycling projects,
litter collection activities and raising funds to assist Kiwi Conservation schemes.
Establishing a native tree
nursery, gardening and school ground maintenance projects, paper recycling and
comprehensive environmental studies.
November Clare Grater
(Hagley Community College)
Project "Clean Up the
World". Clare organised students and teachers to clear parts of Hagley Park of litter
as part of a hands on litter awareness experience. The project involved gaining
sponsorship plus media coverage to involve wider public participation.