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Future Living: Growing your own food

This evening my colleague facilitated a workshop on growing your own food (first of eight workshops we are running called 'Future Living Conversations'). Here are some notes, insights and reflections. "Growing your own food has almost become a subversive act" Tania Ashman. And I think she is right… at least for many of us who are living in urban areas of economically developed countries, where supermarkets and out-of-season (and out-of-climate) food shopping is the norm. But ...

May 23, 2017

We made a worm farm

By Kelli Pike Worm farms are wonderful. 1. Because you can divert food waste from landfill (30% of our landfill is made up of food waste, so if we all make a small reduction to this we can have reduced environmental impact). 2. Because the worms will reward you by providing free fertiliser for you. Soil health is important - and starts at home. While The Environment Centre sells a few different worm farm set ups in the shop, we wanted to give the DIY option a go. Here's how we did itâ...

May 17, 2017

Hamilton repair coop

An informal meet-n-greet for like-minded people who want to get a repair co-op going....

May 16, 2017

Totara: A story from the roots up

In preparation for International Arbor Day on 5 June, we want together together with you to celebrate, showcase and talk about local restoration opportunities....

May 11, 2017

Grow your own food workshop

Come along and be inspired to get growing. We will introduce you to the basics ......

May 8, 2017

Meat-free potluck and cooking contest

Some inspiration for Meat Free May - it's time to show off your recipes and share some kai....

May 3, 2017

Cooking up a change

Wrap your laughing gear around this. And join us for a month of delicious vege filled fun this Meat Free May. Check out what it is like to be a climatearian....

May 1, 2017

Free workshops in sustainable living

Join local experts for a series of free practical workshops to help you save money and reduce our impact on the environment...

April 27, 2017

Earth Day celebration at Te Papanui

22nd April, 11am Migrant Resource Centre, Boundary Rd, Hamilton Let's celebrate Earth Day together by honouring one of our wondrous bush reserves - Te Papanui. A tour of Te Papanui will begin at 11am with Wiremu Puke (Ngaati Wairere) and Katherine Hay (Waikato Environment Centre Trustee). Gather outside the Migrant Resource Centre for the start of the tour. Also starting at 11am will be some Kirikiriroa Explorers fun! Children, aged 7-13, are welcome to join with Briar to explore bush bugs at ...

April 20, 2017

Mutual Aid Networks

Join us for a presentation and chat with Stephanie Rearick, the founder of the Dane County Timebank and Mutual Aid Networks in Wisconsin, USA....

April 4, 2017

Repair workshop at the Waikato Show

Why throw something away when you can fix it?...

March 30, 2017

Winter warmth on a tiny budget

Is your home difficult to warm? Do you want to spend less on heating this winter? Do you want to check out our supply of free slippers?...

March 28, 2017

Some awesome giveaways at the expo

We have some awesome products to giveaway at the Te Papanui - Earth Matters expo at the Waikato Show....

March 23, 2017

Water Matters

People are standing up to say enough is enough, we need to protect our water!...

March 21, 2017

Join us for Taps Off Day

We're taking part in Oxfam's Taps Off Day this month, going a day without turning on the taps at home and in the office....

March 9, 2017

Free Sustainable Living Resources Online

Hamilton City Council has sponsored this learning portal with Sustainable Living Aotearoa so you can go online and download the learning guides, free....

March 7, 2017

Earth Matters Radio: Ripple Effects

The focus of Earth Matters for March is Water. We will be expressing our manaaki for our water. In the show this week, 1st of March, we discussed Healthy Rivers and interviewed Alan Fleming from Forest and Bird. You can check out the podcast of this show on the Free FM website - search Earth Matters. Alan has some sage advice for those wishing to lift up the voice of the environment in their Healthy Rivers submissions, due next week. Check out our Healthy Rivers newsletter item for details. In ...

March 2, 2017

Compost and Bokashi Workshop

Learn to turn your food scraps into a precious resource that you use to fertilise your garden....

March 2, 2017

Want to know more about climate change?

Wish you could explain climate change better to someone else when it comes up in conversation? Learn more about climate change at this forum that is being hosted by Waikato NZAEE during Seaweek. The forum aims to support people educating about climate change. Three diverse speakers will provide short talks about some aspect of climate change. This will be followed by small group workshop sessions for participants to learn more and discuss those aspects presented. The forum aims to provide access...

March 2, 2017

Designing healthy, efficient homes workshop

This workshop will give you an interesting perspective on building performance and how our houses affect our health. You will learn how to design built environments to optimise thermal performance, energy, water and waste while integrating with the landscape. You will gain the skills to calculate things like energy use in the home and understand passive solar design. You won't look at building design the same way again when you are guided through the pro's and con's of the options that are avail...

March 1, 2017

Is your business sustainable?

There's so much happening at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival. Tomorrow's summit is a great networking opportunity for people in business. Our Chairperson, Pamela Storey, and Sustainability Specialist, Camilla Carty-Melis will be running a session on sustainable business. Don't miss out on the fantastic resources for future-proofing your business! Book your place. https://www.facebook.com/events/1395445683822092/ You can also contact us directly to find out about how to make your business mor...

February 21, 2017

Safe biking in Hamilton

In next week's Earth Matters Show, Anna interviews Mihi Bennett, Road Safety Coordinator with Hamilton City Council. Mihi reflects on Love Your Bike Day and describes her vision of a sustainable, safe cycling city. Claire Sherrington from Cycle Action Waikato also joins the show to highlight some of CAW's advocacy work, including a separate bike corridor down Peachgrove Rd. Wow, now that would be awesome for our tamariki! Lots of fantastic work is happening in our city to help ensure that Hamilt...

February 16, 2017

Waste Minimisation or Resource Recovery - let's change the way we think!

There is gold in those bins...well not quite, but imagine if we thought of our waste and recycling bins as full of treasure - how would this change the way we act?! Would we be more careful? Tomorrow, Friday 17th of February, The Waikato Environment Centre will be presenting an oral submission on the waste minimization plans developed by Hamilton City Council. We fully support the separation of glass, a food waste collection and less waste in the system all round! And it seems we are on the sam...

February 16, 2017

Love the earth and your sweetheart

Show your love for the environment this Valentines Day by having your coffee / tea from a reusable cup. We have these (and other) awesome designs available in our Eco shop which is open 10-4pm Mon-Fri and 10-2pm every Saturday. ...

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