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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What you can do for environment right now

What you can do for environment right now

September 25, 2017

With a clear election result a couple of weeks away, we don’t yet know what the next government will be doing for environment. So it seems a good time to talk about ways you can do your bit to care for your environment right now – regardless of who ends up in power.

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Homeowners can now get insulation subsidies

Homeowners can now get insulation subsidies

June 29, 2017

For the last few months it has only been landlords that have been able to access subsidies on insulation for homes. But after slow take-up by landlords, the Government has opened it up to everyone with a Community Services Card.

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We're now carbon-neutral

We're now carbon-neutral

March 20, 2017



Here at Sustainability Trust we do our best to walk the talk and limit our carbon footprint. That's why we're now offsetting the emissions we're responsible for in carrying out our work. 

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Trust wins national award

Trust wins national award

November 18, 2016

The Trust won the Airbnb Community Impact Award for its work supporting families to create healthier, more energy efficient homes, helping schools and businesses to reduce their carbon footprints and empowering communities to live more sustainably.

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Help for the coldest homes

Help for the coldest homes

November 01, 2016

Sustainability Trust's David Pierce, a certified Home Performance Advisor, works with low-income families who are experiencing housing-related health issues. Here he talks about what it’s like walking alongside those families as they make changes.

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Charge your EV on us - and the sun

Charge your EV on us - and the sun

September 01, 2016

Sustainability Trust has partnered with ePower New Zealand and Charge Net to install a charging station for electric cars – and the odd electric bike – to say thanks to Wellingtonians who have invested in the technology.

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Sea change for insulation rules

Sea change for insulation rules

July 01, 2016

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act came into effect today and set a new standard for insulation in rental properties. It’s good news for tenants and landlords in establishing baselines for a healthy home, and is a real sea change on energy efficiency. Sustainability Trust chief executive Philip Squire shares his views.

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Money for warmer, drier homes in Budget '16

Money for warmer, drier homes in Budget '16

June 01, 2016

The Government announced last week that the Warm Up NZ would be extended for the next two years – but with some major changes. There are two big differences: funding for insulation subsidies drops from about $33 million a year to $9 million a year, and it will only be available for rental homes with low-income tenants.

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Trust leadership recognised in awards

Trust leadership recognised in awards

April 07, 2016

Sustainability Trust chief executive Philip Squire is one of four inspiring people to be shortlisted for the Vector Energy Leadership Award in this year's EECA Awards.

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Going solar at Wellington Zoo

Going solar at Wellington Zoo

February 01, 2016

The world’s first carboNZero certified zoo is taking the next step to further reducing carbon emissions by installing 48 new solar panels.

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Potentially fatal flaws in proposed insulation regulations

Potentially fatal flaws in proposed insulation regulations

January 26, 2016

A proposed bill on insulation could put lives and homes at risk if the Government doesn’t get the detail right, says Wellington social enterprise Sustainability Trust.

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