Who are Sustainability Trust?
Sustainability Trust is a registered charity and social enterprise. Over 30 staff are employed to deliver a mix of fully-subsidised and income-generating projects around the Wellington Region. We are Wellington’s Eco-Centre, and Green Technology specialists for homes.
What does Sustainability Trust do?
Our vision is ‘An environmentally, socially, economically and culturally sustainable Wellington Region’.
We work with households and communities in the Wellington Region to improve well-being and reduce our collective environmental impact. We do this by providing expertise, education, and resources throughout the region.
Our commercial arm specialises in Green-Tech home solutions, which include insulation, solar power and water heating, ventilation, and efficient space heating. In addition, we run an e-waste depot, a shop, a show-room and a venue. We are proud to provide high quality, reliable services.
The continuing support of the Greater Wellington community allow us to reinvest in Wellington region via a spectrum of charitable projects. We run an education and waste audit programme. We provide free tailored curtains for low-income households, and install fully subsidised insulation where certain criteria are met. We run a complete home intervention programme for struggling households.
Our structure and funding
Sustainability Trust is a Social Enterprise, which means some of our programmes generate income to fund other programmes. We are governed by a charitable trust.
You can support our important charitable work by choosing us when you are looking for sustainable home solutions. Not only are we good – we’re the best!
We are also supported by funding from contracts, charitable grants, and sponsorship. Links to our partners and funders can be found on the relevant project pages of this site. Detailed financial information can be found in our annual report.
Forresters Lane HQ
In May 2012, the Trust moved into a purpose fitted premise in Central Wellington, on Forresters Lane. The entire space is a show-room and venue, and was built to demonstrate eco-design principles, including using at least 70% repurposed materials. Drop by and have a look around!
Special thanks to The Wellington Company who transformed the exterior and the laneway and supported our vision, and also Green Earth Development for a great partnership in a sustainable build.
Generous in-kind support was provided by Degree Ltd, Fujitsu, Bosch, Hirequip, Bunnings, Brennan Recyclers, InsulPro, Resene, and Rachel Kiel-Taylor.