We love a good challenge so for this trip around the sun we set ourselves a toughie! Reduce waste and be more sustainable. To keep the inspiration going and to encourage others to join us on this journey, we developed our new 2020 calendar, which included topics and tips on how to be sustainable and kinder to the planet, but we didn’t stop there. We also created fun sustainability themed art challenges.
In January, we asked educators following our adventures on Facebook to create posters, using the Funtastic Markers we sent out to them. The challenge was to come up with designs that would help people to be mindful about waste production and how it can be reduced.
What happens when you present a challenge like this?
Colourful, creative, insightful, magic!
9 organisations provided us with inspiring submissions, all to be presented to our Facebook fans who were asked to vote for their top 3 favourites. These posters contained powerful messages, communicating that when you do your part and look after your patch, you’ll have something beautiful to enjoy with your community, keeping it that way for generations to come. The 3 winning organisations each received a $200 Art & Craft hamper and their poster will be transformed into downloadable poster by our art team.
And The Winners Are:
Ngongotaha School, submitted by Kim Hirst
This was one of the first submissions that we received and told the story of what the team and Ngongotaha school do to reduce waste at their school.
Kawakawa Primary School, submitted by Jess Henare
A memorable message presented through beautiful and vibrant colours, guaranteed to stand out ensuring that passers-by will think sustainably.
Te Awamutu Intermediate, submitted by Caroline Jay
This team was truly inspired and submitted 4 posters each presenting a unique sustainability message.
There’s Plenty More Challenges To Come!
We love getting arty and crafty and presenting opportunities for organisations to take part and win sensational art resources. Over the years we’ve sent out ceramic animal busts, sculpture blocks, festive ornaments, paper bags, trinket boxes, bird houses and much more. All for volunteers to decorate and submit photos of. Providing organisations with opportunities to show off their own and students talents along with opportunities to win art & craft resources.
And this year we’ll have plenty more challenges for educators to enjoy!
Tell us about your sustainability project
We love seeing the positive impacts being made by schools and organisations throughout Aotearoa to be kinder to the planet, and we’d love to learn more about how your organisation is doing their part to care for our beautiful country.
If you have sustainability project at your organisation that may inspire others to make a positive impact in their communities, feel free to share it with us on Facebook or email us at email@example.com