Sustainability Trust is a social enterprise that helps people in Wellington to create warm, healthy homes and positively impact the environment. It provides expert advice, products and services. It focuses on home insulation and heating, energy efficiency and waste minimisation.
The Trust’s EcoCentre houses many functions, including education, events, an EcoShop, library, advice centre, and a drop off point for e-waste and unwanted items. All profits go towards community programmes and sustainability workshops.
The Trust’s main communication channels include a website, newsletter, social media, EcoCentre, markets, advertising, PR, collaborations and staff as ambassadors. It has more than 6,000 newsletter subscribers and over 8,000 Facebook followers. In the first six months of 2018 it had 50,000 website visitors.
In the first three quarters of the 2017/18 year, the Trust held more than 100 workshops on sustainability topics, 7,000 people visited the EcoCentre, and more than 500 homes were insulated.