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Teaching Environmental Awareness in the Schoolyard

Treemendous Project

[New Zealand] Mazda Motors of New Zealand Ltd. (MMNZ), Mazda Foundation New Zealand

Since 2004, MMNZ has provided Mazda vehicles to Project Crimson Trust, one of New Zealand's leading conservation organizations, to support the Trust's conservation work.
The Treemendous Project, a joint project between Mazda Foundation New Zealand and Project Crimson Trust, was started in 2008 to educate children on the importance of the environment and the country's native fauna and flora.

In 2017, the project was conducted at five schools in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of these activities. Each school came up with ideas that were incorporated when performing maintenance on their schoolyards and planting gardens to cultivate a variety of native species.

Planting Native Greenery and Attracting Regional Birds, Insects, and Wildlife

Planting Native Greenery and Attracting Regional Birds, Insects, and Wildlife

Planting Native Greenery and Attracting Regional Birds, Insects, and Wildlife

More than 150 children and local residents participated in September, performing maintenance on schoolyards together with MMNZ, Mazda Foundation New Zealand, group companies, and staff members from Project Crimson. The schools were very happy, saying that the "new outdoor learning spaces will help the children become more familiar with nature while studying" and that they "really look forward to how the children's experiences in the new outdoor learning areas will contribute to their future".


By the Numbers
Duration of project: 10 years
Total number of schools: 40 schools