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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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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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