Hamilton City Sustainable Living Info

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Hamilton City is joining the Trust for 2020-2021. Welcome.  More info will be added to this page soon, with help from the Council.

A local evening course using some elements of 'Future Living Skills' starts Thursday 30 July 2020, at Fraser High, organised by GoEco.

Go Eco Waikato Environment Centre is an independent Charitable Trust with a vision of healthy environments supported by thriving communities. It provides education, collaborates with and support environment groups and projects, provides inspiration for living lighter and advocates on behalf of the environment.

188 Commerce St Frankton Hamilton,   07 839 4452  ( tania@goeco.org.nz ) 

Home Performance advisors at Environment Centre can offer landlord Warrant of Fitness on rental homes for $120 visit fee (and a free home performance service for low income households)

Sustainability Network Meetings at Env Centre, Mondays 12-1pm  Contact Anna Casey-Cox   anna@envirocentre.org.nz

Permaculture Design Certificate - 'Thriving by nature' 12 weekend days (9am to 5pm) spread through the year, from August. Enquire: 07 839 4452. 


Growing your own food

Community Gardens:   Waikato Community Gardens Network: contact anna@goeco.org.nz 

Grandview Community Garden 

The Fairfield Project.

OFNZ-Waikato  (organic certification and learning group)

 Green Footprint - sustainable garden design, bush & gulley restoration.



Waikato Food Basket - showcasing the abundance of Waikato Region's distinctive foods!

Hamilton Farmers Market. Sundays at Claudelands Showground. 

Imported Fair Trade food items - try Trade Aid, 4/19 Worley Place, Hamilton.

Conscious Consumers - ethical and sustainable choices at cafes and restaurants. (uses mobile phone app) 


Minimising Waste

Hamilton City Council - kerbside collection services, waste minimisation.

Find out more about Hamilton City Council’s new Rubbish and Recycling Services at https://fightthelandfill.co.nz/

Transfer Station (recycling)

Essential Recycling - reuse shop. 60 Lincoln St, Frankton.

E-waste recycling (TVs, computers, phones, small kitchen & battery appliances, etc), via South Waikato Achievement Trust, Tokoroa. Local drop off point at Go Eco, 188 Commerce Street, Frankton.  Or arrange a pick up ($15)

The Repair Coop. Monthly voluntary project helps you fix valued things. 

Kaivolution - collects surplus edible food and redistributes it to communitty organisations.

Recycle old curtains - take to the 'curtain bank' at Go Eco. 

Water care

Hamilton City Council - water supply.  'Five R's smart water code' 

Smart Water starts with you - education materials for teachers (years 5 to 8). Hamilton City + Waipa + Waikato Districts.

Rainwater collection and storage - advice from EcoDesign Advisor, Ian Mayes.

Getting around Hamilton

Timetabled bus services, Hamilton. BusIt journey planner.

InterCity Buses.  Other services in the Region. 

Active Transport. Hamilton City have an active transport promoter - Lucy Willard.

Leading The Charge - users and promoters of electric vehicles in NZ. 

Living Streets Aotearoa - advocacy for walkers and for wheels on pavements. Judy McDonald:  hamilton@livingstreets.org.nz 

ChainLink - cycle repairs for free! Western Community Centre. Last Saturday in the month, 10-11.30am.

Warm and Dry Homes

Designing a house or a renovation - advice visits by appointment from Hamilton EcoDesign Advisor. Ian Mayes 07 838 6773.  See also info leaflets at EcoDesign Advisor website.

Home Performance advisors at Environment Centre can offer landlord Warrant of Fitness on rental homes for $120 visit fee (and a free home performance service for low income households)

Read about insulation at Smart Energy Solutions, or Green Star Energy Solutions .

Community Resilience

Get Ready Get Thru - city and regional information.

Neighbourhood support, Hamilton.

Waikato Timebank - share your skills and use others' skills in an exchange scheme.

Access the Learning Materials

Click here to access our online learning materials.

Become a Course Facilitator

Click here to apply to become a Sustainable Living course facilitator.

Existing course facilitators, log in here

Tip: Power bills out of control?
Actions and equipment that can reduce electricity costs at home are the focus of our Energy guide.