Hamilton City Sustainable Living Info

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Hamilton local enquiries to Go Eco.   Tania Ashman 078394452 ( tania@goeco.org.nz ) 

Recent public series 'Sustainable Living Conversations' held at Hamilton Library. News of future series would be at their Facebook page.

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

Business Sustainability Breakfast Workshops held in 2016 at Env Centre.  $20 inc refeshments. - watch fore details of future series.

Permaculture Design Certificate - 'Thriving by nature' 12 weekend days (9am to 5pm) spread through the year. 07 839 4452. August 2018 onwards. 

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)

Events locally with Council support in 2016-2017 have included Future Living Conversations.
These are Go Eco facilitated workshops to introduce creative ways to care for the planet and save money, making use of Sustainable Living content and themes. Workshops run over 8 weeks, with each focussing on an interesting topic, such as urban fruit trees, energy efficiency, water use, travel choices, waste minimisation, community resilience, food and building eco design. For more information, contact Tania via email  tania@goeco.org.nz or phone 07 839 4452.

Waikato Environment Centre  (Go Eco)
07 8394452 /
188 Commerce street, Frankton, Hamilton

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, 'Fight the landfill'.

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.

Tip: Summer Veges 365!
Drying, freezing and bottling foods will preserve summer's garden harvest. Guide available at our Food guide.