Sustainability Trust

Monday9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Tuesday9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Wednesday9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Thursday9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Friday9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Saturday9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

SundayClosed.

2 Forresters Lane, Te Aro

04-385 0500

Sustainability Trust is an organisation with a big heart, working for a greener city and a fairer community. Its headquarters are tucked away down Forresters Lane, at the Courtenay Place end of Tory St, where there are dozens of people working to create a more sustainable Wellington.

It’s worth a visit for a few reasons – they’ve got a shop with a range of eco-friendly and ethical products that make perfect gifts, and they’ve got a showroom for the stuff that’s going to make a big difference to your carbon footprint, like insulation and solar.

They offer information and advice about small, practical changes you can make in your day-to-day life to reduce your impact on the planet – everything from tips on home gardening to services that might reduce your workplace’s landfill waste.

The Trust also offers an e-waste drop-off service – and it’s not just laptops and phones, you can drop anything from electric toothbrushes to vacuum cleaners.

The neat thing about Sustainability Trust is that all the stuff they make money on goes back into the community – it’s used to fund programmes such as the Wellington Curtain Bank and Warm Fuzzies, which support low-income families to create warmer, healthier homes; and sustainability education programmes for schools and communities.

Words by Grace Hall & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

2 Forresters Lane, Te Aro

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