About Us

NZAEE : Educating for Sustainability | Te Mauri o te Taiao

NZAEE wants all people of Aotearoa New Zealand:

  • to have a closer connection with nature, the environment, Papatūānuku
  • to see themselves as part of a wider system of care, support and action.

We will do this by connecting and inspiring ākonga, teachers and communities through learning opportunities, local events, encouraging action and advocating on behalf of the sector.

NZAEE was formed in 1984  with a mission to get more environmental eduction happening, and more integrated into schools. Over thirty years later we have the same kaupapa, and it feels more urgent than every before.

In 2021, with new funding, we are embarking on a large programme of work, to provide connection, inspiration and support for those working with and for our young people and the environment.

Look out for a new website, more inspiring stories and more opportunities for connect both online and locally. We look forward to you joining us!

Strategic Canvas

Our Strategic Canvas captures our mission and work programme, which were are excited to be getting underway.

NZAEE Strategic Canvas

Executive meetings

The NZAEE National Executive meets monthly to progress a range of topics designed to advance our mission and provide services to members. Summaries of our Executive meetings can be found here

Policy Documents

NZAEE Charter

NZAEE Constitution

NZAEE Branch Guidelines Revised 2020