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Sustainability Trust

Address: 2 Forresters Lane, Te Aro
Contact phone: 0508 78 78 24
Contact email:  office@sustaintrust.org.nz

We provide advice, resources, services and products that influences and improves the well-being and sustainability of households, communities and businesses in the Wellington region.

Sustainability Trust was founded by a keen group of environmentalists in 2003 with a vision to educate, provide practical examples of urban sustainability and establish a Wellington environment centre. Supported by a grant from Ministry for the Environment and with support from Porirua City Council we found our first home at the Trash Palace education centre, at the Spicer landfill. In those early days, we focused on delivery of workshops and ferreting out any sources of funding to bring grassroots advice and education to the Wellington public.

In 2004 we also applied to be part of the government’s low-income insulation programme and after gathering some local funding support started our first home insulation programme. Over the decade since then, we’ve grown both the breadth of our programmes and the size and expertise of our team. We also made the move into central Wellington, and were finally able to find a permanent home in the central city to showcase our urban sustainability offerings.

The Trust continues to be supported by a team of passionate Trustees who volunteer their time to steer the organisation through the calm and rough waters. We also have deep links into the Wellington community in the health, housing and environmental sectors collaborating on many initiatives to reduce environmental footprint and improve social wellbeing.

Healthy Home Services offered

  • Home Assessments
  • Installation – insulation, heating, solar, smoke alarms, lighting, ventilation
  • Curtain Bank
  • Education/Workshops

Funders