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Sustainability Options: advocating sustainability

Sustainability Options advocates and promotes options for sustainability by sharing its knowledge through a free, personalised and independent service. It gives presentations to businesses, schools, councils, iwi, community groups and individuals.

Sustainability Options empowers people with the knowledge needed to make the right decisions when considering sustainable options for the benefit of future generations. The social enterprise puts people before profits and prioritises patience with knowledge in order to help others succeed.

The organisation believes Kiwis should have access to trusted, free and independent advice, enabling informed decisions about their behaviours as well as any expenditure. By effectively communicating in a personable way, the team are able to diffuse any confusion about sustainable practices and assist people in making well-considered long term decisions.  

Since November 2012 Sustainability Options has visited more than 744 homes in the Bay of Plenty. They are regularly consulted by a number of schools and businesses and advise two councils.  

Sustainability Options is a finalist in the 2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards in the Communicating Sustainability category.