Fraser McConnell – Co-Founder, Squawk Squad

26/09/2019

In 2016, Fraser co-founded Squawk Squad. This social enterprise combines technology with conservation and education to help save New Zealand’s native birds. Squawk Squad allows all New Zealanders to contribute to a predator free New Zealand by sponsoring traps in conservation projects across the country. Every time you trap a pest, you receive a live notification. Squawk Squad has trapped more than 3,000 pests across the country, all via remote trapping.

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Oliver Hunt – Founder, Medsalv

26/09/2019

Oliver is the founder and CEO of Medsalv, which was formed in 2017 to combat the high level of waste produced in New Zealand’s healthcare system.  It works to reduce waste and landfill, but also provides cost savings to hospitals.

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Maggie Hewitt – Founder/Designer, Maggie Marilyn

26/09/2019

Maggie founded her fashion label Maggie Marilyn on the belief that the fashion industry needs to be revolutionised to ensure absolute transparency, the wellbeing of all in the supply chain, and the shift to a circular regenerative model. Her environmentally aware approach ensures no garments are landfilled or incinerated – and extends to the use of cassava root bags for packaging.

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Sophia White – Carbon & Sustainability Advisor, Enviro-Mark Solutions

26/09/2019

As a geoscientist and sustainability champion, Sophia’s goal is to help create a world where people and the environment thrive together. At Enviro-Mark Solutions, Sophia is responsible for developing a programme to help corporate clients understand and work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This enables clients to measure and reduce their carbon footprints. She has also started a weekly newsletter dedicated to Good Life Goals, a simplified version of the SDGs for everyone.

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Grace Glass – Co-founder, Natural Paint Co

26/09/2019

Grace is a young entrepreneur challenging an industry dominated by only a few large corporations: paint. As an ex-nurse, she is as passionate about people’s health as she is about sustainability. By founding Natural Paint Co, she is championing both. 

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Lucas Smith – Founder & CEO, Woolaid

26/09/2019

You can eco-upgrade your pantry, closet and mindset but, until now, it was impossible to properly eco-upgrade your first aid kit. Lucas has created the world’s first hyperfine merino wool adhesive bandage that is a new value-added channel for fine wool farmers – and most importantly helps the planet. Woolaid is naturally biodegradable, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, moisture wicking and breathable. It’s built for the wilds and designed to return to the earth.

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Sudima Hotels

20/09/2019

Sudima Hotels owns and operates NZ’s only three CarboNZero certified hotels. All of Sudima’s new hotels aim to achieve CarboNZero certification after one year of operation.

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Soar Printing

20/09/2019

At a time when the printing industry has halved its output, Soar has been on a significant growth path – producing a lot more with a lot less, powered by a focus on efficiency and sustainability.

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