Big Green Challenge Projects for 2017

Dunedin’s Big Green Challenge 2017 is funding the following projects over the next 5 months:

Congratulations to all the successful applicants and we wish you the best in completing and sharing the stories of your projects.

Thanks to Otago Polytechnic for providing funding for this year’s Big Green Challenge.

Bayfield High School Envirogroup
– Envirogroup students are planning to implement a 3 bin recycling system outdoors at the school to improve the school’s waste management system

Burns Lodge at Holy Cross Centre
– to assist with the first stage of the Lodges ‘Soil to Plate’ program aiming at using education to teach food resilience to individuals through a comprehensive program empowering people to grow and use their food.

Plastic Free Dunedin
– to assist with the Bags for Good project which aims to provide in store kiosks of well-designed cloth bags to combat plastic bag use and support other groups to do likewise.

Caversham Community Group
– to establish a fruitful community space at Caversham Reserve with plantings of organically grown heritage fruit trees.

Dunedin North Intermediate
– for materials for DNI school children to make cloth bags for community use

Dunedin EV Owners
– to support an event in Dunedin for “Drive Electric” week in September 2017 to promote electric cars and bikes

Peninsula Playcentre Playgroup
– to transform the playcentre grounds by planting fruit trees with a view to teaching the children to nurture the trees and use the fruit

North East Valley Community Development Project
– to support the Cosy Homes project to educate Valley residents in the benefits of window insulation, develop a display unit and provide insulation materials

Otago Girls High School
– Enviroschools Students are planning to build raised beds with a view to creating and using compost to grow veges at the School

Columba College
– Columba College Environmental Club members are planning to start a Community Garden with raised beds with a view to involving the Junior School and Boarding House.