35 days ago

Poll: Do you support the idea of sustainable gifting?

Lexi from Newmarket

Hi I'm a yr12 Epsom Girls Grammar student conducting a brief poll to find out whether there is support for adapting a sustainable approach over conventional gifting practices.

Sustainable gifting is choosing multi-purpose and/or eco-friendly products and recyclable packaging rather than random, impulsive products that may be thrown away later and single use packaging such as wrapping paper and non-recyclable cellophane/plastic.

Some of our local retailers are already making their input into sustainable products. These include however are not limited to: Kathmandu, Macpac, The Body Shop, Organic/Bulk stores such as Huckleberry etc. These products are sometimes labeled as recycled, traceable, organic or compostable.

This is a part of my Environmental Studies internal project and I would really appreciate if you took a minute of your time to answer 1 question.

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Do you support the idea of sustainable gifting?
  • 76.7% Yes, I'm all for it!
    76.7% Complete
  • 9.8% I'd consider it, but it wouldn't be my first choice
    9.8% Complete
  • 13.5% Not really
    13.5% Complete
133 votes
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2 hours ago

What's On: Blockhouse Bay Community Market

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4 hours ago

Charity Auctions On Trade Me

Lexi from Newmarket

Hi Neighbours!

I'm a year 12 student running the Mindful Gifting project to support New Zealand sustainability.

Head to Trade Me and search for Mindful Gifting Charity Auction or head to bit.ly... for more.

$1000 Value auctions are set at $1 reserve, auctions run till Tuesday.

Enjoy your weekend! 😊