Lincoln Envirotown

Community Organisation

Lincoln Envirotown
Lincoln University
Lincoln
4 days ago

Waste in America: Management & Obstacles

Lincoln Envirotown Coordinator from Lincoln Envirotown

Kate Gislason worked at the Michigan State University Surplus Store & Recycling Centre for 2 years prior to coming to New Zealand and will be unpacking her experienced and knowledge on what worked well for their operation and what still has room for improvement.

All welcome to come along and … View more
Kate Gislason worked at the Michigan State University Surplus Store & Recycling Centre for 2 years prior to coming to New Zealand and will be unpacking her experienced and knowledge on what worked well for their operation and what still has room for improvement.

All welcome to come along and join the conversation on Monday 19 April 7pm at Lincoln Event Centre.
waste-in-america.eventbrite.co.nz...

This event will be followed by a talk and discussion from Stuart Reilly on Lincoln Universities proposed Sustainability Action Plan.


Lincoln Envirotown Sponsors
A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors!
We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

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26 days ago

Backyard Nature Hunt - Easter Sunday

Lincoln Envirotown Coordinator from Lincoln Envirotown

JOIN US this EASTER for a NATURE HUNT in your own backyard. Discover the nature that lives around and in your home!

About this Event
The hunt starts on Easter Sunday for anything that swims, flies, grows, crawls and hides in our district of Selwyn! Visit your local reserve or any natural area and … View more
JOIN US this EASTER for a NATURE HUNT in your own backyard. Discover the nature that lives around and in your home!

About this Event
The hunt starts on Easter Sunday for anything that swims, flies, grows, crawls and hides in our district of Selwyn! Visit your local reserve or any natural area and see what you can find.

You will be using the iNaturalist NZ website so you need to get your mobile phone, install the iNaturalist NZ app and focus on nature (you also can take part on laptop with internet access) .

BioBlitz is a scientific race against time to count as many different species as you can in a 24-hour period. Throughout Easter Sunday you can become Citizen Scientists, it's up to you whether you spend an hour or all day as a Nature Detective.

Challenge yourself to find creatures that only come out early in the morning or in the dark?

For all ages 1 to 100!


What you need
Mobile phone with camera and iNaturalist app
or
Digital camera (if you don't have a mobile phone) and computer with internet access to iNaturalist website.
Optional - pen and paper, homemade tracking tunnel, hand lens, binoculars.


How
Sign up for a free iNaturalist account. You will be using the iNaturalist NZ website to record your discoveries and you are advised to download the app iNaturalist before Easter Sunday if you have a mobile device on which to do this.
Go to inaturalist.nz...

Then go to this link
inaturalist.nz... to join the Project Easter Sunday Backyard Nature Hunt 2021 or search 'Projects' and join the 'Easter Sunday Backyard Nature Hunt 2021'


Some of the things you might find include
Mammals - cats, hedgehogs, rats, possums (see how to make a tracking tunnel before Easter Sunday). Weeds, worms, bugs, lizards, moths, Listening and looking for birds - you can record and upload sounds on iNaturalist.


Lincoln Envirotown Sponsors
A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors!
We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

Nature Hunt Poster 2021.pdf Download View

49 days ago

Part Time / Fixed Term Job

Lincoln Envirotown Coordinator from Lincoln Envirotown

We are looking for an assessor for the Lincoln Envirotown Trust’s Responsible Business Network for all areas of Selwyn. The assessment is for awards which encourage and support local businesses in reducing their environmental impact, and supporting their communities. It is supported by the Selwyn… View moreWe are looking for an assessor for the Lincoln Envirotown Trust’s Responsible Business Network for all areas of Selwyn. The assessment is for awards which encourage and support local businesses in reducing their environmental impact, and supporting their communities. It is supported by the Selwyn District Council.

This will be a part time, fixed term contract, to undertake the assessment of businesses by making site visits and recording data as well as assisting in the organisation of the awards presentation evening. The role best suits people who enjoy meeting others; possess oral and written language skills, as well as an enthusiasm for environmental practices and community engagement. Computer skills are a requirement but full training in the new survey and system will be provided. Deadline for applications is Friday 19th March 2021.

Please send cv with short letter to Dave projectmanagerlet@gmail.com ,

More information about these positions can be obtained by emailing or calling Dave on 03 4230445.

It is important that any applicant is a resident of Selwyn District and is legally permitted to work in New Zealand.

61 days ago

What's Your Poison? - Kim Hill Hot Topic

Lincoln Envirotown Coordinator from Lincoln Envirotown

Join Kim Hill and panellists in a stimulating discussion that will examine such issues as:

• Pesticides - good or evil?

• What is fact or myth in the management of pests, diseases and weeds?

• Are these agri-chemicals helping or harming us and the environment?

Wednesday 24 March, 6.30pm
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Join Kim Hill and panellists in a stimulating discussion that will examine such issues as:

• Pesticides - good or evil?

• What is fact or myth in the management of pests, diseases and weeds?

• Are these agri-chemicals helping or harming us and the environment?

Wednesday 24 March, 6.30pm
Stewart Building, Lincoln University
$5 koha appreciated
For more information see Eventbrite

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