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A change in leadership

A change in leadership

May 16, 2019

Our Head Honcho is stepping down to pursue something he feels very passionate about. This is what he had to say about the decision he made and why he made it.

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**UPDATED** Insulation grants - are you eligible?

**UPDATED** Insulation grants - are you eligible?

April 03, 2019

Did you know that there are thousands of properties around the Wellington region that are eligible for government-funded insulation grants, simply because of the address? In this blog post, we will help you check if you – or a friend or family member - are eligible to get your home insulated for just a few hundred dollars.

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Healthy Homes Standards – what do they mean for me?

Healthy Homes Standards – what do they mean for me?

February 28, 2019

After many months of deliberation, the Healthy Homes Standards for rentals were announced last weekend, covering insulation, heating and ventilation and other areas. We've put together this blog to break down what exactly has changed with the introduction of these standards, and how – and when - they will affect you.

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Come and get free curtains!

Come and get free curtains!

February 27, 2019

Last financial year, we provided the highest number of free, lined curtains ever to families with Community Services Cards. To be exact, we gave 2462 sets of curtains to 604 households! But we want to give out even more this year before our Wellington Curtain Bank closes on 30 November.

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How much can I save with insulation grants?

How much can I save with insulation grants?

January 31, 2019

The new insulation subsidies programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, has helped over 3200 homeowners around NZ access affordable home insulation since it launched last year. With additional contributions from community funders, quotes of $2000 - $6000 are reduced to just a few hundred dollars.

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12 sustainable gift ideas – our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

12 sustainable gift ideas – our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

November 30, 2018

Our Front of House heroine Rose lives and breathes Sustainability Trust values and scours the internet to find the very best in sustainable products for our EcoShop. Rose has kindly helped us put together this list of 12 gift ideas to help you find the very best sustainable goodies for your loved ones this Christmas

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Our year in review

Our year in review

November 06, 2018

The past year has seen some big policy changes. These changes align with and support the core work we do. With the help of our partners, sponsors and volunteers we've achieved some pretty amazing things. So with that said, we're proud to share a snapshot of our successes.

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Warmer Kiwi Homes - up to 96% insulation subsidies for low income households

Warmer Kiwi Homes - up to 96% insulation subsidies for low income households

October 02, 2018

We are proud to announce that we are a service provider for the new Warmer Kiwi Homes programme in the Wellington region. This government funded programme provides subsidies to make it easier for low-income households in New Zealand to afford insulation.

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Healthy Homes Guarantee Act & Residential Tenancies Act - what's the difference?

Healthy Homes Guarantee Act & Residential Tenancies Act - what's the difference?

September 10, 2018

The public consultation for the proposed standards for the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act was announced last week, just a week after a similar announcement regarding the reform of the Residential Tenancies Act. This post helps explain the differences between the pieces of legislation and what they cover.

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We welcome Govt standards to help Kiwi rental properties be warm and dry

We welcome Govt standards to help Kiwi rental properties be warm and dry

September 05, 2018

On September 4, Sustainability Trust hosted Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford as he announced the opening of consultation on standards to make Kiwi rental properties warmer and drier.

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Sustainability Trust and ERANZ partner to deliver better access to electricity for low-income homes

Sustainability Trust and ERANZ partner to deliver better access to electricity for low-income homes

August 27, 2018

Sustainability Trust and the Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) are partnering to deliver Access to Electricity — a project to help low-income households have better access to warm, dry homes.

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Plastic bag ban - a step in the right direction

Plastic bag ban - a step in the right direction

August 15, 2018

Sustainability Trust is delighted about the Government’s response to public support for a ban on single-use plastic bags. Banning single-use plastic bags is an achievable, visible example of environmental stewardship — and an important step in New Zealand’s journey to Zero Waste.

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