About Us

About TOCK

TOCK.earth is a new approach to building a brighter future, using a character as a catalyst for positive environmental action. We are a NZ based social enterprise delivering a powerful and unique, fun transformational environmental education outreach programme, giving young children both the inspiration and tools to create a brighter future for generations to come.

TOCK‘s Reach / Impact…

In the last 2 years, TOCK has

  • Visited over 200 schools/pre-schools
  • Delivered over 300 class workshops
  • Reached over 8000 children in class and over 800 teachers
  • Engaged thousands of people through many fun online competitions
  • Produced countless online educational resources and activities for families to enjoy

What people are saying about TOCK

“The Tamariki were so engaged and inspired. Whānau told us their tamariki spoke about TOCK all weekend. As Kaiako, we too are really inspired to do better, reduce waste and be more sustainable. This was the most inspiring visit we have had in relation to sustainability.

“The children and of course teachers enjoyed your teaching so much. We had great feedback from parents through the weekend and the kids educate their parents!!!

“The children have still been talking about tock this morning, even after the long weekend! So you must have made a great impression! Once again thank you for all your great communication with staff, resources and the experience you have provided our centre, it was invaluable.”

“It’s amazing and I feel so lucky to have such a thoughtful son. I thought you’d like to know that the impact it’s had is amazing and how thankful we are that you’ve created such a great idea to share with young people, that WORKS

The children were super excited to meet Tock, and as June read us the story “Tock saves the Earth” our tamariki seemed surprised when Tock helped tell this story by speaking to us!

“The children were buzzing and certainly learnt a great deal.
The teachers also picked up some great tips too 🙂

It is all amazing – the children’s engagement is testament to this

TOCK‘s Vision

TOCK.earth is anchored by an identifiable and endearing character, a time travelling robot from a sad future on a mission to Save the Earth, whose messages and images instantly inspire and invoke positive environmental action. Using engaging multi-media channels we are able to deliver effective and enduring messages which really resonate with both the children and their carers. Through pilots we have proven that TOCK.earth can successfully reach beyond the individual children, inspiring schools, families and greater whānau /community to make positive changes too.

Imagine a world filled with adults who truly all want to work together to fix the problems of climate change. We need to inspire children in the early childhood years, a time when their key values and beliefs are forming, to work together as a team, following the concept of Kaitiakitanga. Helping children to empathize and care for the Earth, in these early childhood years and providing them with the key skills they can further develop, will ensure that they become adults naturally working together with a common goal and ready to meet and mitigate the challenges of climate change.

This is the vision of TOCK.earth

Created by NZ husband and wife team June and Ian Burney

As a social enterprise, driven by passion not profit, we can’t do this without your help. If you share this vision and passion with us please get in touch. We are urgently looking for forward thinking organisations who would like to partner with us on this journey, to make possible the continuation and further development of this programme.