13 hours 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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5 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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16 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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52 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.

61 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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70 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

111 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.

207 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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219 days ago

Donate your Curtains and Spark Joy

Sustainability Trust

The Wellington Curtain Bank desperately needs your help. Every year it upcycles and provides over two-thousand pairs of curtains to households across the Wellington Region.

With winter finally settling in, they are dangerously low on curtains and are at risk of not being able to meet the demand … View more
The Wellington Curtain Bank desperately needs your help. Every year it upcycles and provides over two-thousand pairs of curtains to households across the Wellington Region.

With winter finally settling in, they are dangerously low on curtains and are at risk of not being able to meet the demand for this social service.

If you have non-mouldy curtains you no longer need, please donate them to the Curtain Bank and Spark Joy knowing that you have helped to warm up another person’s home.

The Curtain Bank also desperately needs lining for these curtains. If you have white/cream or grey poplin/polyester/cotton or calico sheets in your linen cupboard please donate them to the Curtain Bank.

For more information on what we accept, head to our website or Freephone
0508 78 78 24 ext 705.
Donate now!

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223 days ago

Book your kids a Wilderkids adventure!

Sustainability Trust

It’s not too late to get your kids exploring Wellington Town Belt, connecting with nature, and tapping into the curiously about the birds, bees and bugs. Wilderkids is the ultimate adventure-based school holiday programme for kids ages 5- 12.

No two days at Wilderkids are the same – from … View more
It’s not too late to get your kids exploring Wellington Town Belt, connecting with nature, and tapping into the curiously about the birds, bees and bugs. Wilderkids is the ultimate adventure-based school holiday programme for kids ages 5- 12.

No two days at Wilderkids are the same – from hut building, forest foraging to making musical instruments and eating kai – there is something to suit everyone.

We’re running a special for Neighbourly users – book any day and save 10%

Use promo code: JULY10
Book now!

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228 days ago

Plastic Free Market for Plastic Free July

Sustainability Trust

You are invited to Refuse the refuse - mid-winter market. Come along and meet some of the most environmentally aware businesses our cool little Capital has to offer.

Also - if you have a question about heating and insulation, the team will be onsite to assist.

Looking forward to seeing you … View more
You are invited to Refuse the refuse - mid-winter market. Come along and meet some of the most environmentally aware businesses our cool little Capital has to offer.

Also - if you have a question about heating and insulation, the team will be onsite to assist.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

2 Forresters Lane (off Tory Street) Wellington.

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517 days ago

Wellington Curtain Bank comes to Upper Hutt

Sustainability Trust

We're bringing our Curtain Bank service to Upper Hutt from September 17-28 – between 12-2pm!! We make it easier for some communities to access our service by coming to them.

Anyone with a Community Services Card or Super Gold Combo Card can go to the Rimutaka Baptist Church (2 Akatarawa … View more
We're bringing our Curtain Bank service to Upper Hutt from September 17-28 – between 12-2pm!! We make it easier for some communities to access our service by coming to them.

Anyone with a Community Services Card or Super Gold Combo Card can go to the Rimutaka Baptist Church (2 Akatarawa Rd, Upper Hutt) to pick up a window measurement form, take it home to fill out the details, then bring it back to complete the order.

More info about Wellington Curtain Bank: https://sustaintrust.org.nz/pages/free-curtains.

Contact the Curtain Bank on freephone 0508 78 78 24 x 705 or 4abettercity on 027 474 4900.
Find out more!

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521 days ago

Wellington Curtain Bank comes to Upper Hutt

Sustainability Trust

We're bringing our Curtain Bank service to Upper Hutt from September 17-28 – between 12-2pm!! We make it easier for some communities to access our service by coming to them.

Anyone with a Community Services Card or Super Gold Combo Card can go to the Rimutaka Baptist Church (2 Akatarawa … View more
We're bringing our Curtain Bank service to Upper Hutt from September 17-28 – between 12-2pm!! We make it easier for some communities to access our service by coming to them.

Anyone with a Community Services Card or Super Gold Combo Card can go to the Rimutaka Baptist Church (2 Akatarawa Rd, Upper Hutt) to pick up a window measurement form, take it home to fill out the details, then bring it back to complete the order.

More info about Wellington Curtain Bank: https://sustaintrust.org.nz/pages/free-curtains.

Contact the Curtain Bank on freephone 0508 78 78 24 x 705 or 4abettercity on 027 474 4900.
Find out more!

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557 days ago

Get free curtains in Wainuiomata

Sustainability Trust

Wellington Curtain Bank returns to Wainuiomata! We make it easier for some communities to access our Curtain Bank — by coming to them.

Anyone with a Community Services Card or Super Gold Combo Card can go to Wainuiomata Community Centre to pick up a window measurement form, take it home to … View more
Wellington Curtain Bank returns to Wainuiomata! We make it easier for some communities to access our Curtain Bank — by coming to them.

Anyone with a Community Services Card or Super Gold Combo Card can go to Wainuiomata Community Centre to pick up a window measurement form, take it home to fill out the details, then bring it back to complete the order. We then make the curtains and get them back to Wainuiomata for families to hang.

We're working with Wainuiomata Community Centre to bring the service to Wainui whanau from August 13 to 24. See more info about the Wellington Curtain Bank here.

For more info, you can contact the Curtain Bank on freephone 0508 78 78 24 x 705 or Wainuomata Community Centre on 04 564 5262.
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