Sustainable Communities

In light of the recent global pandemic Envirohub Marlborough acknowledges the need for increased support to create more self sufficient and sustainable households and communities in Marlborough. 

Our Sustainable Communities Program has three main components:  

  • Establishing and managing a community garden for all members of the Picton community.

  • Facilitating Future Living Skills Courses from the Sustainable Living Education Trust

  • Selling environmentally friendly and affordable sustainable living products at the Picton Environment Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the 2020 Future Living Skills Course with Steve and Rebekah

 

 

Community Garden

 

Envirohub Marlborough is in the process of setting up a community garden in Picton. The community garden will provide a shared space that allows locals to grow their own fruit, vegetables and plants whilst promoting a peaceful surrounding for social interaction and development, bringing our community together. We also plan for surplus vegetables from the community garden to be distributed to those in need

Watch this space, we hope to be up and running early 2022!

 

For more information contact Wendy Sullivan at pcgprojectmgr@gmail.com

 

Future Living Skills Courses from the Sustainable Living Education Trust

Envirohub Marlborough facilitates the Sustainable Living Education Trust Future Living Skills Courses. These courses explore practical and fun ways to reduce your environmental impact. The topics range from organic gardening to water and energy conservation, from waste minimisation to community resilience. The courses are run at various times throughout the year and are about finding simpler, healthier, less wasteful ways to live good quality lives here in New Zealand 

To learn more about the Future Living Skills Programme visit https://sustainableliving.org.nz/ 

 

To find out when the next courses will be run contact Heather Barnes at  zerowaste@envirohub.co.nz 


 

Environmentally Friendly and Affordable Sustainable Retail 

We sell a wide range of earth friendly products at our retail location, the Picton Environment Centre. This is the home of our our social enterprise aspect of the trust but you can also find us fundraising and selling our retail at local markets and events around Marlborough. Our focus is on making these products and environmentally friendly choices accessible and affordable to our community. We work hard to ensure that not only are our products kind to the environment but they also come with packaging that can be reused, recycled or composted. All proceeds from our retail sales support the programs and campaigns of Envirohub Marlborough Charitable Trust. 

To find out more visit “Earth Friendly Products” 

People looking at an organic garden.
People learning about sustainable living