Environment Hubs Aotearoa is a Charitable Incorporated Society whose members are independent local community hubs that provide practical support for people to look after themselves, their neighbours and their environment. Each of our members has strong local connections and individual strengths. In 2015 we created a national organisation that allows us to share our vast experience with each other and better empower more New Zealanders to create a thriving and sustainable Aotearoa.
Charity Registration Number CC52020
"Whaingaroa Environment Centre is delighted to be a participating member of the Environment Hubs Aotearoa as it enables the national network of committed environmental organisations to share resources, best practice and innovative ideas to make real progress to benefit communities and protect our beautiful spaces."
June Penn, Whaingaroa Environment Centre (Raglan)
The people of Aotearoa, New Zealand, are inspired and enabled to create sustainable, resilient and thriving environments.
To collectively empower our members to engage and inspire sustainable action and outcomes in their communities
What we do
Across Aotearoa, 15 Environment Centres run 80 di!erent programmes, answer thousands of public queries and host hundreds of events and workshops. They increase home performance, water and energy e!iciency, gardening and food, community building, nature protection, active transport and much more. Our members are highly resourceful, running successful enterprises to create income and matching donations with volunteer enthusiasm. By working together nationally through Environment Hubs Aotearoa we bring better opportunities to more communities and scale up the positive e!ect for our environment. To support the local work of our member network we run a national coordination o!ice that connects, inspires and empowers the members
What we value
Independence and honesty. Collaboration and constructive behaviour. Creative solutions which link environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes. Resilience and respect for people - their time, spirit and resources.