June 2013 Recipients
Nova Montessori School has been awarded $1,500 to purchase rainwater tanks and further develop its permaculture garden.
Following the Christchurch earthquakes, the need for self-sustainability became apparent and the school has put significant effort into educating its students around sustainable, low-impact methods of living.
The new rainwater tanks will collect water, providing and supplying the school with “free energy,” while removing the reliance on the city’s water supply. The Bokashi Bins, along with worm farms and compost will provide an effective, environmentally friendly waste management system.