Hi neighbours, the next issue of Get Growing will now be released early next week, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime you can read all previous editions here, so dig in and enjoy!
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.
This week, we want to raise awareness about sustainability and how everyone can help reduce waste by simply embracing this idea RECYCLE,REUSE,RELOVE.
Most of us love shopping and buying something new,but do we also think about the things we throw out? It’s a shame to send good quality items to landfill when someone else could still reuse and benefit from them.
The exciting news is that many people are recycling by giving good stuff to charity, so that others have the opportunity to reuse and relove them.
Give pre-loved items a chance to be reused by donating to your local Red Cross Shop.
Come in and have a look at the great things we have received in our Red Cross Shops.You might find something to reuse and even Relove.
The best part is you will be helping vulnerable people in your community, across New Zealand and around the world.
Is Marlborough sitting on a goldmine of unwanted goods? That's the question the Marlborough District Council are looking to figure out as part of their next recycling initiative, which could see old household furniture upcycled around the community.
Question 2: How do you normally get rid of unwanted goods?
24.2% Sell or trade online24.2% Complete
45.5% Donate to charity shops45.5% Complete
9.1% Donate to the council's reuse shop9.1% Complete
12.1% Dump at the council's transfer station12.1% Complete
0% Hire a private waste contractor0% Complete
9.1% Other9.1% Complete