ME Family Services.
Mangere East is a locality based community enterprise in Mangere/Otahuhu seeking full circle sustainable solutions for children & families. Our passions include zero waste, waste recovery & microbusiness. We operate with a whanau and Pacific focus.
Mangere East's core business is family support and social work including early childhood education and parenting support. Among these services there are specific supports for Pacific peoples, transgender, financial literacy, whanau reconciliation and relationship development.
To support these services there is a business team, a men's shed, and a waste minimization project creating opportunity for networked sustainable gardens plus microbusiness development.
ME is working towards being a zero waste, full circle sustainable community enterprise.
ME is currently developing business plans for a 'sustainability village' in Mangere including a resource recovery centre.
While we are developing our website we utilise social media. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MEFSC and https://www.facebook.com/wastechamps.
What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?
We focus on social outcomes - empowering families, especially vulnerable families, to fully participate in the community and creating collaborative community networks.
Our environmental work includes creating sustainable facilities and emphasising zero waste.
Cultura/ values - we celebrate and support cultural approaches to sustainability. We also believe in learning from the past to save the future.
In terms of economic sustainability, we are a sustainable community enterprise [21 years], and we supporting youth enterpise and microbusiness.