19 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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34 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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56 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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87 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.

Cost is $56 per day & there's a 10% discount on full week bookings.

We also reserve one $10 spot (each day) for a child/family with a Community Services Card.

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

91 days ago

Seed saving 101

Sustainability Trust

Learn the ancient art of seed saving. The commercialisation of food means we have less variety in our diets. Then, through industrialisation and the introduction of sprays and fertilisers, we’re creating less resilient seeds.

In a world where food security is becoming an issue, learning how to … View more
Learn the ancient art of seed saving. The commercialisation of food means we have less variety in our diets. Then, through industrialisation and the introduction of sprays and fertilisers, we’re creating less resilient seeds.

In a world where food security is becoming an issue, learning how to save your own seeds is a skill you probably want to have.
Seeds = food.

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93 days ago

Do you know where your money is being invested?

Sustainability Trust

What does your KiwiSaver support? Fossil fuels? Factory Farming? Tabacco? Weapons? Palm Oil? Human rights & environmental violations?

Come to this free talk and learn how you can use your KiwiSaver as a vehicle for change!

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109 days ago

Help create a predator-free city

Sustainability Trust

Learn how to keep rats and other pesky pests out of your compost with this DIY workshop.

This is important because the fastest way to create a predator-free city is to cut these predators off from their food source - food scraps.

We're all responsible for protecting our native wildlife.

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Learn how to keep rats and other pesky pests out of your compost with this DIY workshop.

This is important because the fastest way to create a predator-free city is to cut these predators off from their food source - food scraps.

We're all responsible for protecting our native wildlife.

This workshop is $5 per person. We will show you how to keep rats out and we'll give you a kit to take home with you.

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113 days ago

Learn how to save the whales with Project Jonah

Sustainability Trust

Celebrate our amazing marine mammals this National Sea Week (29/2-8/3) with Project Jonah at Sustainability Trust

Together we’ll measure out a blue whale, compose whale songs, and practice saving a stranded whale (in this case Lionel, our inflatable friend!).

Project Jonah is a marine mammal … View more
Celebrate our amazing marine mammals this National Sea Week (29/2-8/3) with Project Jonah at Sustainability Trust

Together we’ll measure out a blue whale, compose whale songs, and practice saving a stranded whale (in this case Lionel, our inflatable friend!).

Project Jonah is a marine mammal welfare charity that exists for one simple reason – marine mammals desperately need our help. They are faced with many threats, including plastic pollution, fisheries by-catch, and climate change. Project Jonah’s work involves coordinating trained volunteers nationwide to help at whale strandings, as well as raising awareness of human impacts on these animals and marine education programmes.

This event will show how incredible these creatures are, and focus on raising awareness of issues facing them and some practical ways that we can help.

This is a koha-based event with all proceeds going to Project Jonah

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124 days ago

Find out if you're eligible for a heat pump subsidy

Sustainability Trust

As a partner of the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme, we can install a heat pump for you for as little at $760.

Find out if you are eligible

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160 days ago

Choose a school-holiday programme with a difference

Sustainability Trust

Got kids aged 5 to 12?

Looking for exciting things for them to do these school holidays?
Send them along to Wilderkids. We'll teach them how to build huts ⛏️ forage for food 🌱 and learn the tricks and the trade of the forest 🌲

By booking with us, you'll be supporting … View more
Got kids aged 5 to 12?

Looking for exciting things for them to do these school holidays?
Send them along to Wilderkids. We'll teach them how to build huts ⛏️ forage for food 🌱 and learn the tricks and the trade of the forest 🌲

By booking with us, you'll be supporting community initiatives such as the Wellington Curtain Bank.

21 Jan to 31 Jan 2020.

169 days ago

Making toys for the SPCA

Sustainability Trust

Got kids aged 5 to 12? Send them along to our Furry friends and Christmas workshop where we will turn 100% polyester insulation offcuts and fabric into pillows and toys for our furry friends living in an animal shelter.

9 am – 11:30 am, Friday, December 20th.
Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters… View more
Got kids aged 5 to 12? Send them along to our Furry friends and Christmas workshop where we will turn 100% polyester insulation offcuts and fabric into pillows and toys for our furry friends living in an animal shelter.

9 am – 11:30 am, Friday, December 20th.
Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Lane (off Tory Street) Wellington

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170 days ago

Make your own Christmas Crackers

Sustainability Trust

Got kids ages 5 to 12 ? Send them along to our Bangin' Christmas Crackers workshop where we will make bangin’ Christmas crackers and craft sustainable decorations. After the festive session, you’ll be able to reuse or recycle. Merry Christmas Mother Earth!

$26 per child for 2.5 hours of… View more
Got kids ages 5 to 12 ? Send them along to our Bangin' Christmas Crackers workshop where we will make bangin’ Christmas crackers and craft sustainable decorations. After the festive session, you’ll be able to reuse or recycle. Merry Christmas Mother Earth!

$26 per child for 2.5 hours of child care. Not bad huh.
Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Lane (off Tory Street), Wellington.

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178 days ago

Want to teach your kids the true meaning of Christmas?

Sustainability Trust

Take some time to work, shop or play, and bring the kids in to give back this Christmas for three fun-filled mornings.

🎄 Kids Make, Bake and Give - Wens, 18 Dec I 9 am to 11.30 am 🎅

‘Tis the season to share the love. Join us for a few hours of fun while we make and bake tasty treats, take… View more
Take some time to work, shop or play, and bring the kids in to give back this Christmas for three fun-filled mornings.

🎄 Kids Make, Bake and Give - Wens, 18 Dec I 9 am to 11.30 am 🎅

‘Tis the season to share the love. Join us for a few hours of fun while we make and bake tasty treats, take a stroll up the road and give the goods to our friends who need them more. Leftovers? Fabric wrap and share at home.

🎄 Bangin’ Christmas Crackers - Thurs, 19 Dec I 9 am to 11.30 am 🎅

Are you dreaming of a green Christmas? Bring along your best jokes to make your own bangin’ Christmas crackers and craft sustainable decorations. After the festive session, you’ll be able to reuse or recycle. Merry Christmas Mother Earth!

🎄Furry Friends and Christmas - Fri, 20 Dec I 9 am to 11.30 am 🎅

What do fabric, insulation off-cuts and animals have in common? Join us to find out! During this fun-filled session, you will learn some sweet life skills, make toys and cushions from upcycled materials and donate them to our furry friends living in shelters.

$26 per workshop or book all 3 and save 10%

All workshops are Sustainability Trust HQ I 2 Forresters Lane, Wellington

219 days ago

Learn how to keep bugs out of the garden and make your own natural fertilizer

Sustainability Trust

Learn the basics to successfully grow food at home with this DIY workshop.

Take a leaf of faith and delve into the world of companion planting - aka, the subtle art of deterring pests using other plants 🍂

Then say aloe to healthy plants with strong immune systems, by learning how to make your … View more
Learn the basics to successfully grow food at home with this DIY workshop.

Take a leaf of faith and delve into the world of companion planting - aka, the subtle art of deterring pests using other plants 🍂

Then say aloe to healthy plants with strong immune systems, by learning how to make your own 100% natural fertiliser 🌱

By the end of this workshop, you will be a big dill in the garden 🌿

Date: Wednesday, 6 November from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Cost: $5-10 per person
Location: Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Lane (off Tory Street) Wellington.

315 days ago

Celebrate Plastic Free July at Wellington's most sustainable market - This Sat!

Sustainability Trust

Love shopping but hate waste? If you're curious how to keep your shopping habit sustainable (on the environment and your wallet too), the Refuse the Refuse Market could be a good place to start.

From skincare to underwear, the market will showcase local businesses who are committed to … View more
Love shopping but hate waste? If you're curious how to keep your shopping habit sustainable (on the environment and your wallet too), the Refuse the Refuse Market could be a good place to start.

From skincare to underwear, the market will showcase local businesses who are committed to reducing waste and being kind to the earth. The eco-friendly lineup includes vegan treats by In Bloom, organic cotton underwear by Thunderpants, up-cycled jewellery by Three March Hares, skincare by Smooch Natural Products, Fairtrade clothing by Little Yellow Bird, period products by Wa Collective, plus loads more.

Do your bit this Plastic-Free July by stocking up on ethical goodies for yourself or for your pals, and support some clean, green businesses at the same time.

Saturday, 27 July (this weekend)
10:30am to 2:30pm
2 Forresters Lane (opposite Bunnings on Tory Street) Wellington.

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