BLAKE, previously The Sir Peter Blake Trust, was established in 2004. This trust is dedicated to continuing Sir Peter Blake’s environmental leadership legacy by inspiring and mobilising the next generation of New Zealand leaders, adventurers and environmentalists.
BLAKE encourages and inspires people to care for the environment, and prepares them to lead environmental change through a variety of programmes for young New Zealanders.
Chapman Tripp enjoys providing pro bono advice to BLAKE and regularly helps with intellectual property work, employment law, and constitutional changes for trustees and secretarial work for BLAKE’s Board. We also provide financial support.
As part of the Chapman Tripp team working with BLAKE, I get great satisfaction from knowing that Chapman Tripp’s support is helping to drive BLAKE's vision of inspiring and preparing young New Zealanders to lead a more sustainable future for Aotearoa.Greer Fredricson, Chapman Tripp Senior Associate & CSR Committee Member
BLAKE’s programmes include: BLAKE Inspire – a week-long adventure for environmentally passionate secondary school students, BLAKE Expeditions – a once in a lifetime opportunity to voyage to remote and environmentally significant marine areas, BLAKE Ambassadors – environmental opportunities for 18-25 year olds to work on projects with our partners NIWA, DOC, Antarctica New Zealand and Tara Expeditions, and BLAKE NZ-VR – an educational programme to inspire students nationwide to care for the environment through virtual reality.
Learn about the work BLAKE do and their partnership with us in the video above.