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The Sir Peter Blake Trust strives to honour Sir Peter’s leadership, love for the environment and dedication to young people

The Sir Peter Blake Trust identifies and celebrates the next generation of New Zealand leaders, adventurers and environmental stewards.

Sir Peter Blake was an inspiring and visionary kiwi leader. The Trust keeps Sir Peter's leadership legacy alive by recognising and celebrating leaders across all fields and pursuits through the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards. These Blake Leaders, awarded at the beginning of Leadership Week, join a growing group of individuals who follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter and possess many of the characteristics admired in him.   

During Leadership Week, people of all ages from businesses, schools and organisations around New Zealand, take part in events which celebrate and develop leadership capability and motivate future leaders. Leadership Week culminates in Red Socks Day, when New Zealanders are encouraged to celebrate the memory of a great Kiwi leader by wearing a pair of Sir Peter's lucky red socks.

A life spent on the world's oceans instilled in Sir Peter Blake the certainty that action is needed to preserve and protect this precious resource. Today, the Trust seeks to carry on his work through the Care for Our Coast programme, which involves thousands of school children developing awareness and cleaning up the marine environment. The annual Sir Peter Blake Youth EnviroLeaders' Forum empowers 50 young kiwis with knowledge and confidence to take action on topical environmental issues. Every year the Trust sends one young kiwi ambassador to Antarctica, a place Sir Peter found awe-inspiring, and in 2012 30 young New Zealanders journeyed to the Kermadec Islands as members of the inaugural Young Blake Expedition.

  1. Leadership Awards: 2015

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