40 days ago

Thinking about getting an electric vehicle?

Sustainability Trust

We think EV’s are awesome. So as you could imagine, when we heard that there was an official day to celebrate them we had to jump at the opportunity to celebrate it.

Join us on 9 September and you'll get a chance to test-drive our brand new LDV EV80 100% electric van AND if you come along … View more
We think EV’s are awesome. So as you could imagine, when we heard that there was an official day to celebrate them we had to jump at the opportunity to celebrate it.

Join us on 9 September and you'll get a chance to test-drive our brand new LDV EV80 100% electric van AND if you come along to our lunchtime session, you'll hear all about EV's from the EV experts:

Check out the line-up, it’s awesome.
- Melissa Keys – Wellington City Council – talking about EV plans for the future.
- Sigurd Magnusson – talking about his love for EV’s – the EV guru
- Jonny Parker – Thundergrid – talking about charging and the future of charging in NZ

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57 days ago

Learn how to upcycle a pallet into a garden bed

Sustainability Trust

What better way to really get into the SPRING of things than by building a planter box out of wooden pallets!

On Saturday 22nd August, we will work together to build planter boxes from old timber shipping pallets.

As a group, we'll make four garden beds. If you'd like to take one of … View more
What better way to really get into the SPRING of things than by building a planter box out of wooden pallets!

On Saturday 22nd August, we will work together to build planter boxes from old timber shipping pallets.

As a group, we'll make four garden beds. If you'd like to take one of them home with you, get in touch. You'll take home easy-to-follow instructions to make your own garden beds.

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61 days ago

Green Team Gathering - Sustainable transport solutions for a low carbon economy.

Sustainability Trust

Join us and our pals from Sustainable Business Network for the third Green Team Gathering.

The theme for this gathering is – Sustainable transport solutions for a low carbon economy.

Your Sustainable Transport experts for the night are:
- Erik Zydervelt - Mevo, Founder/CEO
- Kathy Dunphy - … View more
Join us and our pals from Sustainable Business Network for the third Green Team Gathering.

The theme for this gathering is – Sustainable transport solutions for a low carbon economy.

Your Sustainable Transport experts for the night are:
- Erik Zydervelt - Mevo, Founder/CEO
- Kathy Dunphy - NZTA, Senior Advisor, Environment and Sustainability
- Jonathan Parker - Thundergrid, Principal CEO

Tickets: $25 for existing attendees & $40 for a standard ticket (drinks and nibbles included in ticket price)

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63 days ago

Politics and the environment - your chance to find out what is happening.

Sustainability Trust

Being an election year, there has never been a better time to find out what each political party is planning to do for the environment.
As a member of, and in partnership with our friends in the Environmental Hubs Aotearoa network, we are asking you - our communities - what you care about and what… View more
Being an election year, there has never been a better time to find out what each political party is planning to do for the environment.
As a member of, and in partnership with our friends in the Environmental Hubs Aotearoa network, we are asking you - our communities - what you care about and what you want to know about in the environmental policy space.

Maybe you would like to know what each party is planning to do to further reduce plastic use, promote active transport, or clean up our waterways? Whatever it is, we want to hear about it.

Let us know by hitting the link below.

Submissions close at 5.30 pm on Tuesday, 4 August.

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65 days ago

Do you know who your local plastic-free business heroes are?

Sustainability Trust

To support local businesses, we've dedicated Plastic Free July to showcasing local businesses taking responsibility and doing their bit to reduce single-use plastic. Check out some of those pioneering change in the community.

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85 days ago

Celebrate local businesses for Plastic Free July

Sustainability Trust

To support local businesses, we'd like to dedicate Plastic-Free July to showcasing local businesses taking responsibility and doing their bit to reduce single-use plastic, and then have an awesome party to celebrate them!

But... we need your help finding identifying them. From now until … View more
To support local businesses, we'd like to dedicate Plastic-Free July to showcasing local businesses taking responsibility and doing their bit to reduce single-use plastic, and then have an awesome party to celebrate them!

But... we need your help finding identifying them. From now until midnight Sunday 26 July we want you to point out your local plastic-free superheroes.

So…
- if your local takeout swapped out plastic containers for home compostable ones, we want to hear about it!
- if you know of an awesome cafe refusing to use single-use cups, we want to hear about it!
- if your online orders (food, drink and otherwise) arrive free of plastic - we want to hear about it!

Even if your local food joint provides incentives for you to BYO containers, you know it - we want to hear about it!

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87 days ago

School holidays start next week. Are you ready for it?

Sustainability Trust

To all the parents out there..Your prayers have been answered! We are going ahead with Widerkids these school holidays 🌞🌳
Each day is jam-packed full of activities for the hungriest minds 🕵️


Build huts 🏕️🔨
Master Matairangi ⛰️🌲
Save the Whales 🐳🐋
Mix and make … View more
To all the parents out there..Your prayers have been answered! We are going ahead with Widerkids these school holidays 🌞🌳
Each day is jam-packed full of activities for the hungriest minds 🕵️


Build huts 🏕️🔨
Master Matairangi ⛰️🌲
Save the Whales 🐳🐋
Mix and make potions 🧙🧝🏻

And just in case you were wondering, yes we do have heaps of fun indoor activities on hand if the weather packs in.. and yes.. it does include ping pong.

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96 days ago

Wilderkids School Holiday Programme

Sustainability Trust

Looking for a school holiday programme that is all about care, curiosity, creativity, sustainability, education AND fun?

What about if you could tick all those boxes and support an amazing community programme like the Wellington Curtain Bank at the same time?

Well, with Wilderkids you can.

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Looking for a school holiday programme that is all about care, curiosity, creativity, sustainability, education AND fun?

What about if you could tick all those boxes and support an amazing community programme like the Wellington Curtain Bank at the same time?

Well, with Wilderkids you can.

When: Monday to Friday - 8.30 am to 3.15 pm, 6 to 17 July
Where: Innermost Gardens, Mount Victoria
Who: Kids aged 5 to 12
Cost: $56 per day & there's a 10% discount on full week bookings.
We also reserve ten $10 spots for a child/family with a Community Services Card.

For more information, head to sustaintrust.org.nz...

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98 days ago

Get FREE curtains from the Wellington Curtain Bank

Sustainability Trust

If you have a Community Services Card and cold home, you could get free double-layered quality curtains from the Wellington Curtain Bank.

Head to sustaintrust.org.nz... or freephone 0508 78 78 24 ext 705

Free

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106 days ago

The Wellington Curtain Bank needs your help

Sustainability Trust

The Wellington Curtain Bank desperately needs donations of curtains and fabric.

With more than 100 orders on the books and nowhere near enough stock on the shelves to fill them, it is at risk of not being able to provide curtains to families in need.

For more information on the Wellington … View more
The Wellington Curtain Bank desperately needs donations of curtains and fabric.

With more than 100 orders on the books and nowhere near enough stock on the shelves to fill them, it is at risk of not being able to provide curtains to families in need.

For more information on the Wellington Curtain Bank, including what it accepts head to sustaintrust.org.nz...

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107 days ago

Just a second - social clothing swap

Sustainability Trust

Did life in lockdown give you the opportunity to sort through your wardrobe?

Did you find a whole lot of clothes you haven't worn in a really long time? You know, those ones that are good enough to sell but take up too much time to put on Trademe?

Wonderful! You should come along to our … View more
Did life in lockdown give you the opportunity to sort through your wardrobe?

Did you find a whole lot of clothes you haven't worn in a really long time? You know, those ones that are good enough to sell but take up too much time to put on Trademe?

Wonderful! You should come along to our first ever social clothing swap!

Just a Second is a fun social way to meet new people, swap clothes and get a ‘new’ wardrobe.

$20 per person and all profits go to the Wellington Curtain Bank.

Complimentary drink and snacks are included!

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110 days ago

Do good twice & book Wilderkids these school holidays.

Sustainability Trust

Wilderkids is the ultimate adventure-based school holiday programme for kids aged 5 to 12 in Wellington.

Here is a sneak peek of what we have in store for your Wilderkid(s) these school holidays.

For the master chef: In the forest, they will find, treats and tracks, unlike any kind. Your master … View more
Wilderkids is the ultimate adventure-based school holiday programme for kids aged 5 to 12 in Wellington.

Here is a sneak peek of what we have in store for your Wilderkid(s) these school holidays.

For the master chef: In the forest, they will find, treats and tracks, unlike any kind. Your master chef will go foraging for ingredients for snacks and tea

For the artist: Why be a regular artist when you can be a WILD artist? Why be an art critic when you can be an art critter! Wilderkids gives the little artist in your life and opportunity to make and create art

For the architect/builder: Let's face it. Kids LOVE building stuff. Whether it's a hut, a hideaway, a bug hotel or a firepit. Wilderkids has all the bases covered

For the explorer: Does your child remind you of Indiana Jones? Do they have a thirst for adventure, mystery, knowledge? Well, the entire Wilderkids programme is designed for them

We're a social enterprise, so our profits go back to the community. By choosing to book with us, you're directly supporting amazing initiatives such as the Wellington Curtain Bank.

Monday to Friday - 8.30 am to 3.15 pm, 6 to 17 July
Cost is $56 per day & there's a 10% discount on full week bookings.

We also reserve ten$10 spots for a child/family with a Community Services Card.

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135 days ago

Our Recycling Programmes

Sustainability Trust

🎉Woo 🎉 we’re so pumped that we can restart all of our amazing recycling initiatives.

If you haven't done so already, now is the perfect time to clean, dry and separate out your lids 🧴, bag up all your unwanted stationery 🖊️, collect up your used oral care 😁, sort out your … View more
🎉Woo 🎉 we’re so pumped that we can restart all of our amazing recycling initiatives.

If you haven't done so already, now is the perfect time to clean, dry and separate out your lids 🧴, bag up all your unwanted stationery 🖊️, collect up your used oral care 😁, sort out your e-waste 💻 and roll up your pre-loved curtains 🏠...

Because on Monday 18 May, our Ecoshop will reopen which means you can bring these items into us - 2 Forresters Lane (off Tory street), Wellington.

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150 days ago

Gardening Webinar - happening today!

Sustainability Trust

Get ready for the fourth and final webinar in our Your Sustainable Home: Gardening Series - Growing in your community 🙏

Learn about how you can support your neighbourhood to grow food and become more resilient. In this final session, our panellists will discuss how we can use our food gardens … View more
Get ready for the fourth and final webinar in our Your Sustainable Home: Gardening Series - Growing in your community 🙏

Learn about how you can support your neighbourhood to grow food and become more resilient. In this final session, our panellists will discuss how we can use our food gardens to connect with others and create a more sharing world.

Panellists & Chair:
💚 Sheldon Levet, a Kaicycle Urban Farm
💚 Saskia Wanklyn, Community Activator at Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre
💚 Grant Corbishley of Houghton Bay Farms
💚 Susie Robertson, Community Manager (Chair) Sustainability Trust
See you on Zoom at 2pm today!
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zoom.us...

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172 days ago

Join our reuse your recycling competition!

Sustainability Trust

As recycling collection has changed significantly since we went into COVID-19 lockdown, we’ve decided to run a fun reuse your recycling competition for bubbles across the Wellington region.

The concept is simple. From your bins, salvage items you would recycle and come up with a creative way to … View more
As recycling collection has changed significantly since we went into COVID-19 lockdown, we’ve decided to run a fun reuse your recycling competition for bubbles across the Wellington region.

The concept is simple. From your bins, salvage items you would recycle and come up with a creative way to give them a new lease on life.

Lots of great prizes up for grabs. Go on, check it out.

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