Waiheke Resources Trust.

Contact Details:
Post:
PO Box 119
Website:
www.wrt.org.nz
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Waiheke Resources Trust is about creating a great place to live. The aim of the Trust is to educate and inform the Waiheke community, as well as visitors and local businesses, on sustainable practice. Working towards a resource-full future for all.

We believe together we can make Waiheke a sustainable community

We do lots of different things to reach that goal including education and events and there are lots issues that we think are important: water, waste, food resilience, biodiversity, energy and transport.

The concept that underpins our work is the importance of a healthy and thriving environment. Such an environment allows a community to flourish, and within that community a strong economy can exist.

We work to celebrate and protect all the resources we have already, and build capacity and knowledge in the community toward the creation of a resource-full future for all.

Here are just some of the ways we are working with the community to achieve these goals

Project Little Oneroa - Working together to find the problems and solutions to the pollution currently in the Little Oneroa Lagoon and catchment.

Love our Wetlands - Waiheke - A local initiative led and guided by local experts working with the Waiheke community and volunteer groups towards the ecological restoration and protection of the important wetland habitats and surrounding environments on Waiheke Island.

Kai Conscious Waiheke - Kai Conscious Waiheke is about reducing household food waste. We ask Waihekeans to have an awareness of their food waste, reduce, reuse and recycle!

Zero Waste Events - The Waiheke Resources Trust hires out a comprehensive and easy to use ‘Towards Zero Waste’ kit to suit different events. A Towards Zero Waste event is one in which the environmental impact of the waste generated at the event is minimised by reducing, reusing and recycling materials instead of sending them to landfill.

Compost Collective - The Waiheke Resources Trust is the Compost Collective agent for Waiheke Island. Supporting the community through regular free home composting workshops.

Beach Ambassador - To encourage sustainable behaviour and support the public to take personal responsibility in public places by preventing littering, encouraging pack-in, pack out concept to reduce overflowing bins and recycling. Beach Ambassadors are stationed at Waiheke’s most popular beaches Oneroa, Little Oneroa & Palm Beach over January.

What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?

Our Approach

We take a glass half full approach to our work - looking for what we've got to build with, what our community assets are and what needs to be done in the community. Our vision and our objectives help guide our work.

Our Vision
Sustainability: our way of life.

It’s a simple statement, but it carries a lot of important concepts in it. We believe Waiheke has the potential to be a true model of environmentally sustainable community, where living sustainably is the norm. We use the World Commission on Environment and Development (The Brundtland Report) definition of sustainability: “…meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

Our objectives – the formal stuff!

The Waiheke Resources Trust aims to educate and inform the community - as well as visitors and local businesses - on sustainable practice.

The purposes of the Waiheke Resources Trust are to:

Undertake projects, and programmes which maximise sustainable practice on Waiheke

Provide the Waiheke community with information and education to make ethical, effective and powerful decisions in respect of sustainability.

Undertake and generate community development initiatives on Waiheke for the benefit of people and our environment.

Provide training and assist people on Waiheke to gain knowledge and skills in sustainable practice.

Develop a model for small communities in sustainable practice.

Promote sustainability networks.

Undertake and support study and research in sustainability and, where appropriate, to publish the results.

We work to celebrate and protect all the resources we have already, and build capacity and knowledge in the community toward the creation of a resource-full future for all.

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