Sustainability Centre

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Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Bookable spaces for community groups and private bookings.

In July 2016 the Waiheke Resources Trust proudly opened the Waiheke Sustainability Centre, a hub for the many community groups working to build community capacity & protect and restore our natural environment. A space to collaborate, for the community to access information for all community groups to hold workshops & events.

Email bookings@wrt.org.nz to make a booking or for enquries. Also see the calendar below for seeing what's going on at the centre.

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 3,600 people per quarter. The space can be booked for $20 per hour for profit ventures and is provided for $10 to non-profit groups. We hope 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.

The New Community Garden

The WRT's manager Mike had the awesome idea to change the front part of the centre, which is currently used as a sitting area, into a new community garden. The garden will be used for our Kai Conscious Cafe and for demonstration purposes about gardening and composting. We are currently planning the set up and design, but after that we will move on to building the garden. Our plan is to use as much recycled material as possible. So if you have any materials you would like to donate or you want to donate your time helping us pursue that idea, email mike@wrt.org.nz.

Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good.

- Jochen Zeitz

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!

Other products sold at the Ecostore

Waiheke Sustainability Centre t-shirts are available at the Ecostore in the Sustainability Centre. These t-shirts are made with 100% fair trade organic cotton fabric, and are available in sizes S, M, L & XL, costing $40 each.

For enquiries or to book the space email bookings@wrt.org.nz