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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
A keen group of high schools students came to New Zealand for the winter on their summer break to do environmental and community service projects. This is their third year visiting Xtreme, and again they are contributing through helpful service. Global Works has helped us build tyre walls, develop our composting zone, and this year are […]
On Thursday 4 July Niki and Rick hosted a senior graduate group of 13 students (aged appx 17-18) and their 3 Kaiako from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are from the Native American Community Academy. They were given a powerpoint about the Xtreme creation story and linkages between our vision and their Academy vision. We then […]
46 students (with parents and teachers) from Goodwood Primary School in Cambridge came for a site tour on through Kaahus Nest, the timber yard, the worm farms and the processing area. Jacqui ran session on identifying and sorting plastics. Danielle gave tour of timber yard and gave a talk on the worm farms. Melissa ran […]
This is Martin’s second visit to the site. He visited about three years ago and was amazed at the transformation of the site from a recycle to a reuse centre. Martin’s involved in a number of blog sites and education programmes and he found the trip to the centre inspirational. Rick and Martin discussed how […]
A Saturday morning, eight people from Tapapa marae visited our site. They were given a powerpoint presentation and a brief tour – due to needing to be at Solscape. They returned though and had a look around after Solscape.