Green Drinks

When: Tuesday 13 December 3.30-7pm
Where: Waikato Environment Centre, 242 Peachgrove Road, Hamilton

It's hard to believe that another year has almost passed and that the silly season is almost upon us. To show our gratitude for your support and to celebrate another awesome year, you are invited to drop by the centre at any time between 3.30 and 7pm on 13 December to say hello and have a drink with us. Mark it in your diary now.

Past events

Posh Nosh: Kaivolution Fundraiser Dinner

11 November
The Atrium, WINTEC, Hamilton
The Inaugural Kaivolution Posh Nosh Gala Dinner was held to fundraise to keep the Kaivolution wheels in motion. This event offered a delicious, three course meal and excellent entertainment. All money raised was to fund Kaivolution's operations and build its capacity, including enabling the employment of more van drivers and allowing us to operate from larger food sorting facilities.Kaivolution provides a waste minimisation and food redistribution service. Food that is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell is collected from more than 15 food retailers and 6 supermarkets across the city, and there are a number of supermarkets waiting to sign up. In less than two years Kaivolution has rescued over 160 tonnes of food, and has distributed it to over 65 charitable organisations throughout the Waikato.
We are experiencing considerable demand for our food rescue service, but in order to respond we need more operational funding and a larger food sorting centre.

Kaivolution 100 Tonne Party

Friday 10 June 2016; 3-7pm
Yes it's true - this milestone has been reached and we could not have done it without you!
Rescued food is delish and it's on the menu - we are whipping up some, deviled eggs, creamy corn toast cups, garlic bread, bruschetta, quince jelly, persimmon salsa, banana cake, pumpkin pies, apple strudel - hmmm! With thanks to our cooks from Waikato Time Bank.

Meat-free Mid Winter Banquet

Sunday 12 June 2016; 5-7pm
Hot on the heels of Meat-free May, it's time to show off your recipes and share some kai. This meat-free potluck doubles as a fun cooking contest. Bring food for the vegetarian or vegan section. Prizes include Best-looking Dish and Fanciest Name, so get busy!
We aim to inspire more plant-based eating as part of a practical response to climate change.Come along to keep warm, meet like-minded people, and eat some great food.

More details on our Facebook event page.

Building Sustainable Community - Free public talk

Friday March 4th, 1-3pm at the Waikato Environment Centre.
A Free Public Talk by Rafaele Joudry, founder member of Atamai Eco Village in Motueka New Zealand. Traditional villages are the most enduring sustainable form of human settlement. Atamai is based on the concept of a traditional village with its own common land, governance and village economy. Come and hear about the building of the village, the inspiration behind it and the possibilities of this way of life.

The Greatest Climate Show on Earth

An event designed to inform and inspire you to take action with your community to prevent Climate Change! With guests to answer your burning questions: Jim Salinger, Linda Te Aho, Al Gillespie, Jeanette Fitzsimons, and Iain White.

When: Tuesday 10th November, 7pm
Where: Wintec, Tristram St, Hamilton

Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua ko au. I am the land, the land is me

When: Monday 2nd November - Saturday 7th November. Open daily 10am-4pm.
Where: Creative Waikato, 131 Alexandra St, Hamilton.

An art exhibition. For Conservation Week 2015To especially thank all the people who volunteer their time to care for Papatūānuku.
  • Exhibition Opening Night - Monday 2nd of November. Commencing at 6pm with pōwhiri and blessing. Followed by a night of slam poetry, local music and entertainment.
  • Craig Potton - Meet and Mingle - Thursday the 5th November, 1pm.
  • Movie Night - Planetary - Friday the 6th of November 7-9pm. $10 per head (free for environmental volunteers).