BLAKE Inspire 2023

In 2023, we ran our biggest year of BLAKE Inspire programmes yet! In April, July, August, and September, we brought together 140 young environmental leaders from all over New Zealand for a week of adventure-based, experiential learning, and leadership development in the Waikato and Auckland.

Students spent the week learning about topical environmental issues facing our country with a focus on climate change/Huringa āhurangi, Marine/Moana, Biodiversity/Rerenga rauropi, and Freshwater/Wai Māori.

Assisted by environmental and business leaders, scientists, and experts in the field, students developed their own individual action plans to implement in their schools and communities.

It was a great week with so much variety of learning yet everything is also so interconnected and relevant to each other. Being around like minded peers also gives me more hope about the future of our nation..”

– BLAKE Inspire 2023 delegate. 

Meet our April 2023 delegates

Meet our July 2023 delegates

Meet our August 2023 delegates

Meet our September 2023 delegates