Curtain Bank needs more curtain donations before winter is over

Curtain Bank needs more curtain donations before winter is over

June 12, 2018

Wellington Curtain Bank is asking for the community’s support to meet demand for curtains for low-income homes this winter.

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Wellington Curtain Bank comes to Pomare Taita

Wellington Curtain Bank comes to Pomare Taita

June 08, 2018

Wellington Curtain Bank is coming to Pomare Taita, making it easier for the community to get free, lined curtains ahead of winter. The Curtain Bank, supported by Sustainability Trust, provides free curtains for people with Community Services Cards who need a hand warming up their homes.

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Zero carbon – 100% possible - a letter to the Climate Change Minister

Zero carbon – 100% possible - a letter to the Climate Change Minister

June 06, 2018

Sustainability Trust joins WWF and Generation Zero and others to present an open letter to the Climate Change Minister, James Shaw on 6 June. The letter encourages the Government to act boldly and pledges our support for reducing carbon emissions. To turn NZ's emissions profile around, concerted effort from Government, business, community and individuals is required. 

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Wellington schools get help with recycling and waste

Wellington schools get help with recycling and waste

June 01, 2018

Wellington schools can now get help to empower kids to recycle and reduce the waste schools send to landfills. Your Sustainable School, launched today by Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage, is a programme to reduce the waste produced in primary and intermediate schools and improve school recycling.

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Warmer Kiwi Homes launch - new funded insulation and heating

Warmer Kiwi Homes launch - new funded insulation and heating

May 25, 2018

The Budget 2018 announced more funding to help people create warm, dry, healthy homes, with $142 million to help pay for insulation and heating. Sustainability Trust Chief Executive Phil Squire explains more, including how to check if you're eligible to get this funding.

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Last chance 50% insulation subsidies for landlords

Last chance 50% insulation subsidies for landlords

May 21, 2018

It's official - 50% insulation subsidies for landlords will run out June 30, 2018 and next year's Warmer Kiwi Homes will not include rental subsidies. Sustainability Trust Chief Executive Philip Squire urges landlords to act now, to avoid missing up to $2,500 towards insulation per property.

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Why should you stand4fairness and support Fairtrade?

Why should you stand4fairness and support Fairtrade?

May 10, 2018

We’re supporting the #stand4fairness World Fairtrade Challenge May 11-13. Find out why, how, and tips for using your purchasing power to change the world - starting in Wellington! 

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New programme to transform school waste systems

New programme to transform school waste systems

April 30, 2018

Children and schools will no longer be trapped by current, inadequate waste systems. Our new programme Your Sustainable Schools contains everything your school needs to implement a waste minimisation culture - from resources to curriculum linked learning opportunities and more. Apply by May 21! 

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What the Healthy Homes Act could mean for landlords and tenants

What the Healthy Homes Act could mean for landlords and tenants

March 08, 2018

The finer details of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act are being decided. Trust Chief Executive Philip Squire explains what this could mean for both landlords and tenants, from heating, insulation and moisture, to costs, time frames and more.

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Gardening workshops build community in the city

Gardening workshops build community in the city

January 31, 2018

A series of gardening workshops co-hosted with Compassion Soup Kitchen will bring skills, connection, and some greens to a new central city community garden. 

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A new era for healthy rentals – but insulate first!

A new era for healthy rentals – but insulate first!

December 15, 2017

What does the new Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill mean, for landlords and for tenants? How can landlords meet the right rental standards - now? Find out from us.

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The next three years

The next three years

October 31, 2017

Whether your team won or not, we’ve got a new government that’s going to make some changes. Our chief executive Philip Squire reflects on what that might mean for our work in environment, healthy housing and social equity. 

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