Waiheke Resources Trust is doubling its efforts this planting season With twice the number of native trees to plant this year, the Waiheke Resources Trust (WRT) needs you! The community planting days for 2021 are: Sunday 23 May Sunday 20 June Sunday 11 July Sunday 22 August “We’re asking people to ‘save a Sunday,’ and […]
Waiheke Resources Trust
Waiheke Resources Trust is based at the Sustainability Centre, which is a hub of activity in support of our projects including Kai Conscious Café, Kai Gardens, the community fridge and pantry, composting and septic system workshops and the Ecostore refill shop.
We're also in the community at zero-waste event stands, we provide a composting collection service to businesses and food rescue and redistribution. And, our wetland restoration work takes us to the far reaches of the island to clear weeds and plant native trees. Find out more about our projects.
Alert Level 3
The Sustainability Centre is closed, but food rescue continues. Our community fridge and pantry are open from 12pm for donations and collections. Please wear your mask, physically distance and sanitise before and after accessing produce.
Waiheke Resources Trust News
"The people who give you their food, give you their heart" - Cesar Chavez
Join the the Kai Conscious team at the Waiheke Resources Trust as they take you on their food rescue journey around Waiheke Island, and cook up a storm back at the Waiheke Sustainability Centre's Kai Conscious Café.
Food waste reduction - wetland restoration - composting - volunteering - septic tank health - water sensitive design - waterless composting toilets - honey wraps - movie nights & compost cafes are just some of the workshops and events we have held, and most of these are free. Take a look at what's coming up this month, or view the full calendar.
Kai Conscious Cafe
Visit the Sustainability Centre on a Friday lunchtime and join a shared lunch prepared by our Kai Conscious cooks using rescued food from stores and eateries across Waiheke. Donate what you think it is worth, or what you are able, and contribute to reducing food waste and food poverty in our community.
We can help you get you started at home with workshops, support and composting products including Bokashi systems and worm farms. We even sell our own compost and crushed shells for the garden. If you're a business looking to manage food scraps and compostables sustainably, we want to hear from you too. Visit the Sustainability Centre for supplies or get in touch.
Every time you refill an empty container - that's one less plastic bottle in the world and a bit more cash in your back pocket. Be clean and green by making the transition to Ecostore environmentally-safe household and personal products. As a responsible Waihikean, you'll also be protecting your waste water system as every product is septic-tank friendly.
Community fridge and pantry
The community fridge and pantry is just outside the Sustainability Centre door and it is open to all, 24/7. The Kai Conscious team stocks it with rescued food from local supermarkets and eateries several times a week. We also welcome any donations of surplus garden produce or food - pop them straight in! They are greatly appreciated by the community.
Volunteers and internships
Join one of our amazing projects and help restore our beautiful wetlands, reduce our food waste and support our community. There are plenty of activities to choose from and if you're more of an indoors person, there's lots going on in the Kai Conscious kitchen and WRT offices.
Book the Sustainability Centre
The Sustainability Centre supports community collaboration and the space can be booked by community groups and individuals. We have a projector, presentation space and a fully-equipped kitchen including cookware. (Please note that the we do not host birthday parties). If you would like to add your event to our calendar, make a booking.
Waiheke Resources Trust is aligned with 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.