Core Hub Services

 The range of activities across the country:

 All of our members provide a community environment hub where local people can connect and find out more about what they can do to improve their environment and their lives. Our core hub services include: 

  • Ecocentres – Environment hubs showcase what’s doable about sustainable; from vertical gardens, to recycled timber fittings and passive solar heating. Local people visit, experience and go away ready to take action.
  • Venue for events – a place to meet others
  • Library – information and resources
  • Retail –the tools for the job and greener products
  • Coordination of eco festivals – chance to have fun and learn what is available
  • Green goods and services promotion – find out about local businesses and services
  • Eco living courses and workshops
  • Communications – contact directories and regular posts and newsletters
  • Event listings
  • Speakers forum
  • Opportunities for advocacy/submissions to democratic processes
  • Facilitation and support for local groups and networks

 Shining examples:

 Sustainability Trust’s award winning Ecocentre

 http://sustaintrust.org.nz/ecocentre/

 The holder of a 2014 Green Ribbon Award for Small Business Leadership and incorporating vertical gardens, recycled timber and passive solar heating, this venue really walks the talk – and looks great too.

 Envirohub Bay of Plenty’s annual Sustainable Backyards Festival

 http://envirohub.org.nz/sustainable-backyards-goes-bay-wide/

 Every March for the past ten years this extravaganza of over 70 events attracts over 16,000 people to experience sustainable living. It features art, entertainment, and even a bicycle smoothie maker!

 

 Other Links:

 Bucket List

 A national events calendar

 Mobile display library