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EIT Environment Coordinator Wants to Build on Sustainability Successes

EIT Environment Coordinator Wants to Build on Sustainability Successes

EITs new Environment and Sustainable Coordinator
Mark Caves plans for the preservation and development of the institutes
Award-winning outdoor learning project. Find ways to make it even more enjoyable.
EITs’ carbon footprint can be reduced

Mark will split his
Current role of Chef Tutor at the School of Tourism
Hospitality with his new role of co-ordinator. As a World chef
For Sustainability Education, Association-approved Trainer
Culinary professionals, he created New Zealand’s first
Course to train chefs in ‘Locavore Food Markets.
(Local ‘urban foraging’, and environmentally sustainable food
production).

He is able to marry because of his combined roles.
His expertise in sustainable food supplies, and food waste
Reduce, with projects that are related to sustainable usage
Resources and the Learning in Nature Education (LIN) work
Being championed by the ttara Outdoor Learning
Centre (OOLC).

The innovative LIN project is a great example of innovation
Collaboration between EIT and Ngti Prau (“the mana whenua”)
hap for “ttara”) Te Papa Atawhai is the Department of
Conservation), Hawkes Bay Regional Council & local
Environment groups

Mark will work with the team to fill this role.
Megan McBride, Environmental Educator Team at EITs
Robyn McCool to ensure that more schools are available for the community.
Groups have the chance to visit the OOLC and learn from them.
It is located just below ttara Pa.
Hawkes Bay Campus. The OOLC is a unique outdoor learning opportunity
Living space in a log cabin that has been sustainably restored
Surrounded by local history, a growing biodiversity
A gully is being restored with native
planting.

I love the variety of nature.
The role is very interesting and there are many synergies between them.
What’s happening at the restaurant?
OOLC.

I would like to plant edible native plants in that area.
We provide outdoor dining and cooking experiences. Weve
We will be able harvest the food from the hangi pit we have dug.
The edible plants you can use to make traditional dishes
methods.

It is important to me that teachers are taught.
Urban foraging is a hot topic among chefs.
Wild food harvest from native bushes, so I’m really looking
We look forward getting that off the ground.

Mark will
Continue the work of Emma Passey his predecessor, who helped
It will raise awareness of EITs sustainability efforts. It
Recently, it was announced that EIT was a finalist in this year’s
Benefiting Society Category in the prestigious 2022
International Green Gown Awards are the result of it winning
That was the Australasian Green Gown category last year
Awards.

The OOLC is able to provide steady supply of school supplies for local schools
Children and community groups throughout the year Students and
EIT staff, including Bachelor of Teaching
(Primary), and many more in the Schools of Trades and Technology
Projects are also being undertaken by Primary Industries and Primary Industries.
there.

Mark states that EIT is grateful to Mark for his support
Local businesses, including PanPac Environment Trust, who
Funding was provided for professional development workshops
Local teachers. He also received a grant from The
Ideal Electrical Trust will install solar panels for you
Sustainable power to the log cabin, and lighting for
Umgebung

Next, we will need to install a
Sustainable water system to capture rainwater from the log
Cabin roof, which can then be pumped into all of the native tree
We are planting.

Plumbing and electrical
Students will design and install it, and we’ll have students.
Infographics and real-time visualizations of the power generated
So that visitors to the centre can see how solar energy works.
power works.

Marks appointment coincides
The School of Primary Industries has begun this year
Native tree planting program in a gully at
OOLC.

Brian McLay, Tutor, says the plants are coming
From the Te Wai Mauri native plants nursery, which was
Established at Waiohiki on November 20, 2121. EIT has provided
Training for nursery staff and will be the nurseries
First customers

We are the first to buy
They can be used to grow plants, and it is fitting that these plants are planted in
The ttara region, which is part of their ancestral territory
land.

Te Wai Mauris team planting team,
Kaitiaki Rangers will be joining us, as well as the nursery staff.
A planting day was held on May 11, to plant the first of these
Natives in the gully

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EIT Executive Dean Professor
Natalie Waran is responsible for the sustainability of the institutes
strategy, Mark will assume responsibility
Facilitating the development of collaborations
Externally as well as within EIT, partnerships are possible
Schools, regional agencies, and private schools are all part of the associated network
sector. The goal is to implement environmental and other initiatives.
To meet the strategic objectives of sustainability initiatives
EIT and Te Pkenga EIT and Te Penga will be fully intergraded by 2023
Te Pkenga, which will bring together New Zealand’s
Institutes of Technology, Polytechnics, and Industry
Training Organisations to establish a network for on-the-job, on
Online and campus learning.

We are happy that
Mark has assumed this role. He has been a member of the board for many years.
He shares his interest in sustainability and will work with you
With all those involved to create and maintain the award
OOLC and driving the EIT sustainability initiative
Plan

One area of such is the Waste Minimisation
Awareness Project, where we plan to reduce single-use
Plastics on campus

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