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KAIVOLUTION NEEDS ANOTHER  VAN AND VAN DRIVER to rescue food from donors, save it from the landfill and redistribute it to those in need. We have launched a givealittle campaign to raise some funds so that we can secure another van and driver and rescue all the good food that is available! If you would like to contribute, please click here to visit our givealittle page

With over 50,000 kilos of food rescued since Kaivolutions inception in October last year, food donations are coming in thick and fast. Donations of food are also likely to increase in the spring when there is an abundance of delicious Waikato fruits and vegetables. Lots of food will be available for rescue right before the holiday period and we need another van so that we can collect it and redistribute it to those in need. It makes no sense to throw good food away just because we don't have the capacity to collect it! Rescuing food that is "good enough to eat but not good enough to sell" is not only good for our environment, but also good for those in need. Another Kaivolution van and van driver will ensure that more good food is rescued. Rather than being discarded to landfill, all the food that Kaivolution rescues will feed those in need. By ‘giving a little’ you can help us make this happen!


NEW IN STOCK

Nectar Feeders from Tiri Tiri Matangi are now in stock at the Waikato Environment Centre

I have one of these working successfully in Hamilton, the tui love it !

 

Also EMPIRE ECO DESIGN HAPPY BUCKETS AND ORGANIC LUNCH BAGS In STOCK!

Made from 100%Certified Organic Cotton outer and Certified Organic Hemp Canvas liner

SUSTAINABLE LIVING CONVERSATION

Travel Choices to reduce carbon emissions. August 12th 7pm to 8.30pm

Do you need to escape the car habit? Simon from the Environment Centre will discuss fuel use road use and the need to plan cities for people not cars. Would you like to cycle more frequently but lack confidence on Hamilton’s roads, then Kasha from Hamilton Biking Network will be able to point you in the right direction for support and advice. Need to know about car alternatives? Deb from Quikes will be introducing the innovative ELF. The ELF is a solar/pedal hybrid vehicle suitable for commuting, deliveries and other local transportation needs. This three-wheeled vehicle fills the niche between a bicycle and a car and offers advantage over both.

Interested then RSVP take a stroll down to the Environment Centre. Entry from the Parking Area Details Attached

Travel Choices PDF.pdf

 

 

 

HAMILTON GULLY RESTORATION SERIES 2015 SEMINAR TALKS and VISITS THIS MONTH

Please see details attached

This is your chance to visit Hamiltons secret treasures and talk to those involved in the restoration of the gully systems

SEMINAR 13 AUGUST

GULLY TRIP 15 AUGUST Mangakotukutuku

SEMINAR 20 AUGUST

GULLY TRIP 22 AUGUST Tamahere Nursery


Gully Seminar Poster 2015 - final-1.pdf

 

LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE: ROOTS-TO-STALK AND NOSE-TO-TAIL COOKING

New research shows that New Zealanders waste a staggering $872 million each year of food that is perfectly edible, which equates to around $560 per family.

To turn this waste around, the Love Food, Hate Waste campaign encourages families to do one thing differently to cut down the food they throw in the bin and save money.

To help with this, local Streat Kitchen chef Michael McMeeken is featuring in a series of video clips on using every part of a food item. This is elsewhere known as “roots to stalk” and “nose to tail” cooking.

Michael, who is passionate about reducing food waste, demonstrates how to make simple, tasty dishes from leftovers.

“It’s great to be involved in something like this that aims to make a difference. It’s about showing people that making the best use of their everyday ingredients is actually really simple to do,” he says.

In the videos, Michael ensures nothing goes to waste in the kitchen by making creamy sauce from cauliflower stalks, soup from a chicken carcass and much more.

And he’ll be serving up a free cup of tasty soup made from cauliflower leaves and stalks to families attending sports at Neale Park at 10.30am until noon on Saturday 22 August. Also on the menu will be handy tips for reducing food waste at home.

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign is funded locally by Nelson City and Tasman District Councils, and developed by Nelson Environment Centre.

The clips can be found on the Nelson City Council website:

Visit the Love Food Hate Waste Facebook page: Love Food Hate Waste New Zealand www.nelson.govt.nz/recipes

www.facebook.com/lovefoodhatewastenz

CALL OUT FOR COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS needed for the Hamilton Homeless Trust gardening project

Hamilton Homeless Trust has been offered the use of an acre of land to create a community garden. Working with schools, tertiary education institutions and volunteers, we are in the process of developing a productive garden that exemplifies sustainable food production. As well as growing produce to be used at our food servings, we desire our garden to be an educational and therapeutic retreat to volunteers and patrons, as connecting with nature is proven to be positive for mental health and well-being.
In order to turn this grassy acre of lawn into a bountiful vegetable garden we could use materials to help get the beds started. We need compost or compostable materials such as
  • mulch
  • cardboard
  • grass clippings
  • manure
  • lucerne hay
  • cut up branches
  • newspaper
  • wood chip
  • leaves
  • coffee grounds.
Any other useful garden materials that you have to offer would also be very much appreciated. If you have any to spare please get in touch with Sarah at mcanallen.sarah@gmail.com

 

 

SANCTURIES OF NZ NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS

See the Sanctuaries on NZ website

 http://www.sanctuariesnz.org/meetings/SONZWorkshop2015.asp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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