In July 2016 the Waiheke Resources Trust opened the Waiheke Sustainability Centre on Mako Street. In addition to housing the WRT offices, the space is used for a wide variety of events and meetings pertaining to the larger Waiheke community.
This space is used by various members of the community and community groups, hosting 1,600 people per quarter. The space can be booked for 10 dollar per hour, however the Waiheke Resource Trust subsidizes this cost down to zero for non-profit groups, hoping to aid in the development of a better, more sustainable, Waiheke. It is a place for like minded people to come together, growing and strengthening their ideas. These conditions allow groups who meet here to flourish, not stifled by high prices.
Since taking over the space the WRT has been working to refurbish the space, making it more than a dowdy old hall. The space should inspire people to take action and pursue sustainability. Several walls in the space are painted with chalkboard paint, allowing them to be written on with chalk markers which can later be erased. The mural on the far left wall was painted by a Waiheke resident, bringing a local creativity into the space.
The Waiheke Sustainability Centre is a community space, open for use by all members of the Waiheke community. Together we can make Waiheke, and the world, a more sustainable place.
Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good.
The Waiheke Sustainability Centre is proud to host an Ecostore store on site, open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm. Ecostore products are entirely plant based, free of nasty chemicals that can be found in many other household products. They are safe for you and for the planet without compromising on quality. Many Ecostore products can be refilled at a lower cost than purchasing a new bottle, minimizing plastic waste while saving money!