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Promoting community biodiversity

Te Whangai Trust is something special.  Not only is its biodiversity project changing lives by teaching people new skills, it’s also made huge environmental strides in the Waikato region. Te Whangai Trust’s community biodiversity project is an innovative social solution. It provides 500,000 eco-sourced native plants, education, advisory skills and over 156,000 volunteer hours each year, restoring ecosystems, wildlife corridors and waterways.

Participants develop skills and future prospects through the project, and a sense of pride and accomplishment, in an activity-based learning platform. The project aims to place participants into full-time work at the end of the programme, allowing them to contribute back to the community.

Te Whangai Trust was the supreme winner of the 2016 Green Ribbon Awards

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