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What is permaculture?

Next weekend we begin running our Permaculture Design Certificate. Unfamiliar with permaculture? This is a nice little clip where people explain what permaculture is to them....

July 31, 2017

Healthy homes - Stay warm, save money

Do you have to dry off your windows in the mornings? Have to pile on the layers to keep warm at night? Have high energy bills? Let us help you to change that....

July 25, 2017

Pest trapping with Predator Free Hamilton

Find out how to operate various pest traps that will help in the restoration of our natural flora and fauna....

July 24, 2017

Kirikiriroa Explorers - fun for kids

After school exploring for kids with Briar in our new neighbourhood....

July 24, 2017

Permaculture principles workshop

An introduction to permaculture, including its history, ethics, purposes and applications....

July 21, 2017

Waste free living workshop

We'll show you how some people to manage to live as-close-to-waste-free-as-you-can without losing hair....

July 21, 2017

Smart Office Guide

A collaboration with Sustainable Business Network. Waikato launch of Go Eco and sustainable business networking event....

July 21, 2017

Screening - The Worm is Turning: A movie about ecological farming

“A film about feeding EVERYBODY well and restoring the environment.”...

July 21, 2017

Kiwi Bottle Drive

Container deposit scheme demo: cash in your used bottles!...

July 19, 2017

Boomerang Bags working bee

Help make Frankton plastic-bag free!...

July 14, 2017

Compost and Bokashi Workshop

Reduce your footprint - stretch your budget....

July 14, 2017

We are moving to a new centre

Exciting changes ahead at the Waikato Environment Centre! It means we have to close our doors from 14 to 22 July, but it will be worth it.  Note: During that time Kaivolution will continue to operate at the Five Crossroads depot....

July 13, 2017

Creating a Waikato Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Let’s have an abundance of fresh, healthy local food! At this event you will find out about a food production & distribution system that connects growers with consumers, promotes ethical regenerative agriculture and resilient communities, ensuring we have fresh, healthy, local food for our communities....

July 7, 2017

Future Living: Looking after our water

Before we look at HOW we can practice water care, it is useful to reflect on WHY it is important. Here are a few reasons, but you might think of more: Water is essential for all life; every species on the planet relies on water in some form. We rely on water for growing food. Access to clean water is essential for good health. For many people, water has spiritual and/or cultural value. We use water for recreation and fun. We use water to travel, and to transport good. ...

July 4, 2017

Plastic Free July Launch Potluck

Join us for some kai and chat to celebrate the launch of the Plastic-free July challenge....

June 28, 2017

How our food choices impact our environment

Essential for life, health and enjoyment but is our food as wholesome as we would like to believe? Our food choices impact our health and the health of our environment and planet....

June 27, 2017

Free workshop: Water care / Make your own cleaning and beauty products

They say water is life. We need to protect our water: both keeping it clean and conserving it. In this free workshop you will explore water, and making safe beauty and cleaning products....

June 20, 2017

Future Living: How to give up your car addiction

"Each million we invest into urban motorways is an investment to destroy the city" – Mayor Hans Joachim Vogel, Munich (1970). Similar to many economically developed countries, in Aotearoa New Zealand 20% of greenhouse gases are emitted through travel and transport. Culture and infrastructure have encouraged high car use, car dependency, and a myriad of social and environmental costs including: congestion, air pollution, accidents and deaths, noise pollution, greenhouse gas emissions...

June 19, 2017

Why we need to give up our car addiction

Free public workshop on travel options. Part of the Future Living Conversations series...

June 13, 2017

Future Living: Designing healthy, efficient homes

June 8 Eco-design for building and renovation Want to understand why most NZ homes are cold in winter? Want to retrofit or build a healthy home? This is the talk for you. Ian Mayes is leading our conversation about eco designing our homes and buildings. Ian Mayes is Hamilton's Eco Design Advisor who has 20 years general building experience and 10 years of Eco building. He is employed by Hamilton City Council to provide individual rate payers with sound sound advice to improve the sustainabili...

June 12, 2017

Future living: Zero waste

Check out our blog for notes on past Future living conversations. By Camilla Carty-Melis...

June 6, 2017

Future living: Reduce your power bill

By Camillia Carty-Melis...

May 31, 2017

Future Living: Fun Healthy Communities

By Camilla Carty-Melis...

May 25, 2017

Future Living: Growing your own food

By Camilla Carty-Melis...

May 23, 2017

We made a worm farm

By Kelli Pike...

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