Palmerston North City Sustainable Living Info
Plamerston North City joined in 2020, and has begun recruiting local facilitators to run public courses and lead learning groups. The Council staff contact is Kian Lee <email@example.com> The next facilitator training session will be by Zoom link in late April or early May. To register interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
The current public course on Sustainable Living started Thurs 11 March at North City Library and will run until 29 April . If you are interested to join the next programme please leave your contact details using this link and we will get back to you.
The Council has adopted EcoCity Goals to realise the benefits to society from creating clean energy, lowering carbon emissions and reducing local ecological footprint. Read more about sustainability at PNCC here.
Gardening, growing & buying food
Community gardens in Palmerston North.
Ashhurst, Pohangina - educational events from RECAP on permacuture, food & fruit growing
Manawatu Food Action Network - Advocacy and education for food resiliency, food localisation, community food initiatives and waste minimisation in the Manawatu
Summerhill farmers' market, monthly first Sundays at Ruapehu Drive.
Rubbish and recyling by the City Council.
Food Rescue & Free Food Store - Just Zilch.
Recycling sports gear locally.
Zero Waste Manawatu Facebook Group.
Surplus timber saved for re-use in building projects.( Reclaimed Timber Traders is the business arm of a trust, Human Aid Focus New Zealand.)
Water supply by PNCC
Water conservation - efficient use of the treated water supply.
Stormwater collection and reticulation.
The water protection society, in Manawatu
Map of public places where you can refill drinking water bottles.
Sustainable travel & transport
Transport planning by City Council.
Online bike route maps.
Greenbikes Trust, Palmerston North.
City bus routes & timetables, Palmerson North routes 101 to 133 plus Fielding services. Use map here.
Electric car charging location: the Square, PN, open 24hr. Additional sites soon. Charge Net Map here
Advocacy for pavement and walkway users - walking or on wheels - Living Streets.
Palmy's recreational walkways.
Energy & buildings
Advice on energy efficiency in home insulation and heating, including home alterations and new build to take advantage of sunshine, available free by appointment from the Council's EcoDesign Advisor.
Council has a target of 25% reduction in city carbon emissions by 2028. Read more
Landlords of rental property (residential tenancies) are obliged to meet minimum insulation standards.
PNCC Public libraries are online. Walk-in branches in central city, Awapuni, Ashhurst, Linton, Roslyn, Te Patikitiki.
Sample publication search on 'sustainable living' available here.
Environment Network Manawatu can connect you with varied projects and groups as a volunteer: email them at email@example.com
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