January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Auckland Community Groups with Community Recyclers Network Thursday 12 December

The community recycling network brought ten community groups to Xtreme Waste for a day of learning about zero waste and community enterprise. The goal was to share knowledge and encourage community recycling enterprise in Auckland and beyond. We also invited local speakers: Di Jenings from Community Enterprise Development, Melissa McMahon from Dumpster hoodies, Ben Galloway […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Alfriston College – 5 December

30 students on their school camp came to visit Xtreme. Thanks to our new awning, we were able to do a full tour in the rain. Woohoo! The kids were new to so many of the concepts that we discussed, but in no way were they unconcerned. Melissa and Bexie so appreciated being able to […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Mercury Bay Area School – 19 November

30 students came with teachers and adults. Feedback: “Rubbish and recycling can also be fun! Does not need to stink and start in your own house and backyard. Well done! We hope Whitianga will learn and adapt!”

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Ruawaro Combined – 7 November

Danielle and Melissa ran a site tour for Ruawaro School – around 25 kids and 6 adults. The kids knew quite a bit about different kinds of recycling. The first activity we did was to get the kids to sort out a bag of rubbish into the different categories; recycling, reuse, landfill. Next we went […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Raglan Kindergarten Thursday 31 October

What a great opportunity to educate our local tamariki and their parents on their local resource and recycling centre. The kids went home shouting “wash and squash!” and “Stinky landfill” while the parents were able to ask lots of questions about Xtreme Waste.

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

EIT Sustainable Horticulture Group – Thursday Sept 10th

An EIT group studying Sustainable Horticulture came all the way from Tairawhiti to visit Jacqui and Bexie at Xtreme Waste last week for a site tour. They lucked out with the only sunny morning we’ve had all week! “What a time Tairawhiti have had in Raglan… The group talked about Kaiwhenua and Xtreme waste, on […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Fairfield Intermediate – Thursday September 19

10 students and two teachers from the Science Extension group came to explore the theme – “Science and Sustainability.” These students were onto it! They already knew about methane, and learned about leachate. Bexie and the students had a lively discussion about how plastic/glass/metal/organic stuff breaks down, and the best way for us to make […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Okiwi School, Great Barrier Island: Saturday 7 September

Okiwi School visited Xtreme after meeting Rick Thorpe last year to talk about the issue of waste, recycling and reuse on Great Barrier Island. Danielle, Bexie and Rick led the tour, and helped inspire the kids and their parents to look into ways to set up a community-owned recycling centre.  

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Cambridge Primary School: Thursday 22 August

About 80 students visited Xtreme Waste from Cambridge Primary School, who are just beginning their journey as an Enviroschool and were inspired by the many aspects of Xtreme Waste. Plans were hatched to develop lessons around reuse, trash to treasure, worm farms and school-operated recycling.  

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Te Wananga O Aotearoa Saturday 17 August

Students in Environmental Planning from Te Wanaga Aotearoa spent the morning with Bexie learning about how Xtreme Waste runs as a community-owned enterprise with a vision of Zero Waste. Discussions about Xtreme’s Core Values, Vision and Mission and SWOT analysis helped the students to understand how Xtreme came to be and is.  

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