Educating communities on sustainability is one of the core aims of the Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust. Whether it be how to change what and how we consume, how to adopt new sustainable practices within industry, or communicating sustainable developments and innovation. SIFT has been a longtime supporter of the Untouched World Charitable Trust as they developed the Tiromoana Programme in Canterbury. The programme focused on educating 16 and 17 year olds, in a week long intensive camp. The teaching was focused on exploring the processes of consumption and the life cycles of the materials we use every day. The objective was to demonstrate how it is necessary to be consider sustainable means of consumption and production so that the same resources will be available for future generations to enjoy. The Programme was used as a legacy item for the future development of teaching materials in schools.
There are many resources that can be utilised by parents and teachers, to get children thinking about waste management and recycling: