Our Chief Executive, Phil Squire, writes about the Government’s Zero Carbon Bill, being designed to bring New Zealand’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Just before the consultation closed on July 19th, Sustainability Trust hosted an event for WWF NZ, to give people information on the Bill – and encourage everyone to make a submission. Speakers from WWF, Generation Zero, Forest and Bird, Meridian Energy and Hon. James Shaw (Minister for Climate Change) spoke about the Bill and consultation process. Read more of Phil's thoughts.
The Winter Energy Payment, which officially rolled out at the beginning of July, is designed to provide those in need with a regular sum of money to help deal with the additional expense of keeping a warm, dry home in the winter months. We've had lots of questions about the programme from our community, so we've put together this short FAQs to help anyone who is wondering how it might affect them.
Imagine a world without plastic waste. That’s the mission of Plastic Free July – to build a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling, worldwide. To help promote this campaign, we are launching two plastic-free Goodybags, to help kickstart your journey to a life with less plastic.
Brighten up your winter — Sustainability Trust's Winter Market is back. The Make a Difference Market is on Saturday June 30, 10am - 2pm at Sustainability Trust’s EcoCentre in Forresters Lane. This unique market will inspire locals who like to make a difference with the power of their spending.
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.
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.
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.
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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