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Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Earlier this  month we hosted "Dreaming of a Green Christmas" here at Go Eco.  We invited groups and members of our community to come in and share tips on how to have a less trashy Christmas. With an increasing awareness of the impact we are having on our planet, with excess consumption, packaging and waste we felt it timely to provide a positive and fun way to learn new habits.  If you missed the event - Here are 5 tips for a Less Trashy Christmas Shop at markets for less packa...

December 8, 2017

Recycle All Plastic HCC

We want Hamilton City Council to commit to collecting all plastics, 1 thru 7, as part of the kerbside recycling collection service.   Please show your solidarity by signing the online petition. Even better, if you are available from 9.30am on Tuesday the 5th of December please come to the Hamilton City Council chamber, as we present the petition to Councillors in the Growth and Infrastructure meeting.  If you want to speak to the Councillors in support of this please email Be...

November 30, 2017

Project Echo - Call for Volunteers

Help the Bats! Hamilton has a special population of native bats just loving life in our beautiful gullies. The scary news is, their population is threatened, but the good news is - you can be part of protecting them!...

November 22, 2017

​Gullies – the best little investment we could make

There has been a lot of talk about playgrounds and investments in community infrastructure lately. Gullies are part of this discussion, but who would know? They don’t get a lot of air time and are somewhat hidden from our everyday realities. They are down there somewhere, doing that awesome work of producing clear air for us, filtering our water, absorbing greenhouse gases, providing critical habitat for native animal species, and all sorts of other undervalued services. At Go Eco, we think i...

November 22, 2017

Successful advocacy

We all hold opinions on what we think the Council is doing wrong, and voice them feverently on social media and in 'letters to the editor'.  But how often do we turn our passionate rants and conversations into meaningful advocacy to our elected Councillors?   The '10 Year Plan - Set the Agenda' hui was organised by Go Eco, Community Waikato and Population Health and was held last week.  The 10 Year plan (which all local Councils have) sets the direction and budget for how our...

November 16, 2017

Enough is Enough!

Wealth equates to success... growth is good... consumption matters…or so we are told!  Imagine if our nightly news had more of the full story?      ...

November 14, 2017

Ecological worldviews

(These notes are based on a full-day workshop titled ‘Ecological Worldviews’ facilitated as part of the Go Eco Permaculture Design Certificate.) Learning objectives: *Be familiar with the different factors that shape worldviews.*Understand the term ‘dominant social paradigm’ and its role in shaping our worldviews.*Understand the meaning and differences between ‘intrinsic value’ and ‘instrumental value’.*Be familiar with different ideas, philosophies and theories that may foster w...

November 8, 2017

Make a quick submission to the Council calling for a zero-waste city.

Go Eco and Generation Zero have made it quick and easy to send a submission to the Hamilton City Council on the 'Waste management and minimisation plan 2018-2024'.  We're calling for a target of zero-waste to landfill and have highlighted key priorities to reach this.  Please take (less than) a minute to make a submission with us. (Your name, email and address are the only required fields)....

November 6, 2017

Frankton feature: Tron record shop

Frankton just got (even more) funky!  This week TRON RECORD SHOP became the new kid on the block.  A cool boutique shop with literally wall to wall original vinyls of every genre you can think of, like every day favourites Elvis, Tom Petty, Aerosmith and ACDC; to the rare and obscure. Records are no longer just for nostalgia - there's a growing community of collectors and music lovers who enjoy the quality and sound of vinyl records.  Recycled for a second life! Frankton is a...

November 3, 2017

Frankton Feature: Frankton Sushi

Greeted by friendly staff in the heart of Frankton -  Frankton Sushi has a large range of ready to eat sushi, including vege options which have a lower environmental impact.  If you're after something hot we recommend the Donburri! Yum. Feel free to dine in, or if you're on-the-go you can bring in your own container or plate to fill. No more disposable plastic containers; but don't forget to say 'No thank you' to the disposable chopsticks and condiments if you don't need them.  Go...

October 24, 2017

#lovemybackyard 3 DAY SALE

It's Conservation Week, and this year the theme is #lovemybackyard.  This can be protecting, growing, nuturing and caring for nature.  To help you to do this we have 20% off all gardening tools both in-store and online.If you're shopping online please use the coupon code "TOOLS20".  ...

October 18, 2017

Frankton feature: Frankton Butchery

“We try and do our bit” is part of what makes Frankton Butchery the place to go for all things meaty and almost zero waste. Smiling faces and waste minimisation practices are a recipe for sustainability success at Frankton Butchery. Making their leftover meat into sausages, giving the bones to our furry friends and recycling their cardboard, this butchery has less than half a wheelie bin of rubbish a week. Frankton Butchery do their bit and you can do yours too! We are past the days of wrap...

October 16, 2017

Energy and Technology Solutions

Most modern systems which we rely on (food, health, transport, etc.) are energy intensive and require large resource inputs. Our current energy generation and consumption behaviours are unsustainable, and are leading to ecological and social problems on a global scale. This workshop explores alternative technologies and energy consumption options, so that we can produce and use energy resources more sustainably. Introducing Tutor Simon Thompson:Simon ...

October 12, 2017

Recap of: Community Garden Network Meeting

Passion flowed last Friday at the Community Garden Network Meeting - a meeting that was described as positive and inspiring.  Over 30 people attended and were invited, by way of introduction, to share what they were passionate about related to community gardening and food. A desire to get their hands into the soil and contribute, passion to see maara kai thrive at marae, fruit trees in schools and a vision of Hamilton as the friendliest city in the nation and world, were just some of the pa...

October 10, 2017

Frankton feature: Frankton Fresh

Simar and Frankton Fresh have been united for only 11 months and have brought friendly faces and discounted sustainable food choices to our Frankton Community. Organic fruit and veges are available to buy or you can grow your own with some vege and flower plants for sale out the front. All at such a family and student-friendly price! The bulk bins promote bringing your own bags or jars to fill up on pantry essentials, minimising the plastic packaging and Simar and his staff love if you bring yo...

October 9, 2017

Frankton feature: Proudlock cycles

A regular segment which showcases some of the fantastic businesses you can find in Frankton village.  ...

September 19, 2017

The zero waste approach to household rubbish

Join Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince, the No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over two years of experience living zero waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin....

September 11, 2017

Electric Vehicle Presentation

We are proudly hosting this evening of electric vehicle education and future transportation....

September 11, 2017

Fostering a fixing culture

Come and learn how to fix your own stuff, or ask someone to repair something for you. If you have skills, you might be able to help out....

September 5, 2017

Political engagement and conversations on the street

People who go to election events are generally pretty politically engaged. Our idea, was to run an event where people who would otherwise not vote, or not engage in the political process, would have a space, an inviting space, to come to....

September 5, 2017

Blue the film

Saturday the 9th of September, 2.15pm at the Lido Hamilton. Filmed over two years in Indonesia, the Philippines, Hawaii and Australia, this beautifully crafted wake-up call to the state of the earth’s oceans profiles inspiring individuals working to preserve and protect marine life. Buy tickets online ...

August 28, 2017

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

Healthy homes - Stay warm, save money...

July 25, 2017

Kirikiriroa Explorers - fun for kids

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

July 24, 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....

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