Affecting and protecting the natural world around us
Since humans first arrived in New Zealand, we have had a significant impact on the environment. How have we left our mark on our land, our air and our water?
Finding your way around
There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:
- The collections contain groups of related resources about Enviro-imprints.
- The Connections tool is a visual interactive pathway to discovering the resources and related content for Enviro-imprints.
- The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.
The Water Management Group at ESR conducts research into the adverse impacts on the quality of our water and ways in which we can manage this important resource.
A biodegradable object is one that will break down quickly and safely into harmless compounds by using the action of microorganisms.
What are the sources of air pollution in Christchurch, what makes it worse and how does it affect people’s health?
Associate Professor Ravi Gooneratne (Lincoln University) has several research projects linked to detecting toxins in soil. They are measured indirectly through changes in animals’ enzyme levels or...