New Zealand is committed to environmental conservation to a fault. So much so that anyone who is not familiar with the concept of humans saving nature from humans’ transgressions might think it is an obsession. Every single day, there is at least one article related to environmental concerns that is making headlines.
It could be something to do with volunteering, new environmental conservation efforts, New Zealand’s involvement in global conservation concerns or a match in support of global conservation efforts. The kiwi bank is among financial institutions that is keen on promoting environmental responsibility.
In New Zealand, conservation is no preserve of a particular class or age group. In recent news, for instance, Hayley King, an artist from Auckland, has been the subject of news talk for her awesome work in recognition of children’s contribution to conservation. Hayley has set up a special painting in St. Andrew’s Junior, Timaru, as a way of recognizing the young learners’ contribution to the preservation of endangered fish, hawks and falcons.
The young learners were actively involved in the creation of the painting, which means it will remain in their minds for many years to come. That such young people have already learned the importance of environmental protection is something that will have pioneer conservationists beaming with pride. It gives them the confidence that the fight for good surroundings is here to stay and will still be running even after they are long gone.
Another story that has been on recent headlines is one about New Zealand’s wind farms. The country has grown immensely in the production of sustainable renewable energy. Where there was just one fully functional plant in 1996, there are now 11 operational power sources just two decades later. The shift will definitely go a long way in helping the country achieve acceptable particulate matter levels.
That environmental conservation stories are taking center stage in New Zealand’s news stories is reason for celebration.