I’m A Keep New Zealand Beautiful Ambassador!

Super honoured to be doing my part in looking after this amazing world.

Read my Q+A about becoming an ambassador below xx

Flox AKA Hayley King - a new Keep New Zealand Beautiful ambassador

What was your reaction to being asked to become a KNZB ambassador?
I was all about it! I’m truly honoured to be a part of this opportunity and look forward to what the role entails.

What are some little things you do in your day-to-day life that contribute to the cause?
At home we use reusable bags and lunch wrap options and at work we are looking at ways we can reduce our carbon footprint beyond the general recycling that we already do.

Do you think New Zealand has changed from your own childhood experiences?
Compared to a couple of decades ago, I think the majority of us would like to see more action taken on returning our rivers to their former glory and protecting our surrounding oceans. It’s super alarming to hear how high the extinction rate has become (worldwide) in both land and sea eco systems.
I know it’s not much, but I like to use my mural work as a way to visually speak about some of these issues, while at the same time celebrating specific communities and their unique surroundings.

What’s your best memory of a Beautiful New Zealand?
Swimming in the rivers, camping and playing outdoors.

How do you want to leave the country after you’ve gone?
I guess like most people, you want to leave it how you found it right?

What makes you the proudest to be a Kiwi?
Right now, Jacinda Ardern.

If you could change one thing about New Zealand, what would it be?
I love that we are so far away from the rest of this often crazy world, but wouldn’t it be nice to not have to fly for so long to get anywhere?! That would reduce my carbon footprint wouldn’t it!

Do you have any advice on how others can join the cause?
It’s the little things. I heard the other day that a couple of our supermarkets are about to introduce a ‘bring your own container’ for the deli section. How cool is that? Get into the habit of having empty containers in your car (next to your reusable shopping bags!)

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Ambassadors

Keep New Zealand Ambassadors – artist Hayley King, radio broadcaster Stacey Morrison, chef Michael Van de Elzen and TV journalist Melissa Chan-Green.

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