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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....

July 24, 2017

Smart Office Guide

A collaboration with Sustainable Business Network. Waikato launch of Go Eco and sustainable business networking event....

July 23, 2017

Permaculture principles workshop

An introduction to permaculture, including its history, ethics, purposes and applications....

July 22, 2017

The Worm is Turning: A movie about ecological farming

“A film about feeding EVERYBODY well and restoring the environment.”...

July 21, 2017

Waste free living workshop

We'll show you how some people to manage to live as-close-to-waste-free-as-you-can without losing hair....

July 21, 2017

Kiwi Bottle Drive

Container deposit scheme demo: cash in your used bottles!...

July 19, 2017

Boomerang Bags working bee

Help make Frankton plastic-bag free!...

July 15, 2017

DIY beauty and home

Di's MAKE workshops are always a hit, so book early to avoid missing out on learning how to make your own beauty and cleaning products. This one is at a reduced cost!...

July 14, 2017

Compost and Bokashi Workshop

Reduce your footprint - stretch your budget....

July 14, 2017

We are moving to a new centre

Exciting changes ahead at the Waikato Environment Centre!It means we have to close our doors from 14 to 22 July, but it will be worth it. Note: During that time Kaivolution will continue to operate at the Five Crossroads depot....

July 13, 2017

Creating a Waikato Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Let’s have an abundance of fresh, healthy local food! At this event you will find out about a food production & distribution system that connects growers with consumers, promotes ethical regenerative agriculture and resilient communities, ensuring we have fresh, healthy, local food for our communities....

July 7, 2017

Looking after our water

Before we look at HOW we can practice water care, it is useful to reflect on WHY it is important. Here are a few reasons, but you might think of more:Water is essential for all life; every species on the planet relies on water in some form.We rely on water for growing food.Access to clean water is essential for good health.For many people, water has spiritual and/or cultural value.We use water for recreation and fun.We use water to travel, and to transport good....

July 4, 2017

Plastic Free July Launch Potluck

Join us for some kai and chat to celebrate the launch of the Plastic-free July challenge....

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