GREEN GOLD 
in association with  GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL

~ sustainable products & programmes

2020 FINALISTS

AGAIN AGAIN

 

Guilt-free Cups Deluxe....
After a light bulb moment in March 2018, in which Nada Piatek Managing Director, (pictured) saw a systematic approach to addressing single-use waste in the coffee industry, Again Again was born – and so was the reusable takeaway coffee cup revolution.


 "Again Again offers a sustainable solution – in a Kiwi industry that sees 295 million single-use cups entering landfills and the ecosystem annually – through a reusable and refundable coffee cup share system, which stops upwards of 820,000 single-use cups entering landfills annually.” Nada tells us.


The reusable steel cups are available with a deposit and return at participating cafes, giving coffee fiends peace of mind with every sip. 


LEARN MORE:  www.againagain.co  @againagainco

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EKKO NATURALS

 

Green Deals.....
Ekko Naturals is an Earth-friendly store in Upper Hutt, helping the community minimise their environmental impact. They strive to stock grocery items from small family suppliers and locally crafted products – ensuring every item on the shelf is natural, compostable, reusable and fair trade.


“We like to reuse as much as possible and our refillery benches are old office furniture found at the Habitat for Humanity shop,” says Owner Tanya Jennings-Smith. “We also love finding gems at the second-hand shops for in-store display.”


From writing tools to uplift bras, Ekko collects items and sends them out to numerous organisations to be reused or recycled.


LEARN MORE:  www.ekkonaturals.com    @ekko.naturals

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GARAGE PROJECT

 

Carbon Zero Beeros.....
Garage Project is an independent brewery that’s never been afraid to experiment and take risks in pursuit of greater taste and the greater good.


“Our ultimate goal at GP has always been to build a business where we don’t just brew beer, but also look after our employees, engage with the community, throw our support behind people doing cool things, and try to minimise our environmental impact,” says Brewer and Founder Pete Gillespie (pictured left with co-Founder Jos Ruffell).


As of early 2020, Garage Project has Zero Carbon Business Operations, offsetting 100% of their carbon emissions through native reforestation projects in Golden Bay and Southland.


LEARN MORE:   www.garageproject.co.nz     @GarageProject

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GO WILD FREEZE DRIED HONEY

 

Frozen Asset Management....

Go Wild Chatham Island Freeze Dried Honey puts the WOW back into honey! 

Created by chef Kaai Silbery (pictured), this innovative product is not just a refreshing new experience for our palates, it also has the rich biological heritage of wild bees.  Bees with no diseases and who feed on endemic plants.  

Kaai and her partner Francesca Bonventre's master plan at Go Wild Nursery, is to develop a sustainable beekeeping industry for the Chatham Islands people. 

Working alongside local beekeepers, they aim to safely multiply healthy beehives and colonies, increasing the production of their special honey while regenerating Aotearoa’s bee population. 

LEARN MORE:  www.gowild.shop          @freezedriedhoney

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SHOOTS MICROGREENS

 

Tiny Farmers....

Shoots is a hydroponic vertical farm that has bloomed into the supplier of choice for 100 of Wellington’s finest chefs and restaurants, plus a range of Wellington supermarkets.

“We grow our microgreens in a hydroponic vertical farming system and we are proud to be a part of the global shift towards nutritionally dense, sustainably-produced food,” says Director of Marketing Lucy Matheson (pictured).

Founded by three people who work in the farming industry Shoots is constantly researching new technologies to grow more nutritious plants with a smaller environmental footprint.


LEARN MORE: www.shoots.co.nz   @ShootsMicrogreens 

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TRANZURBAN

 

Clean Power Trips....

Tranzurban is driving Aotearoa towards a more sustainable future. It’s electric vehicle double-deck bus fleet will grow from 10 to 41 by September 2022 while the rest of its Wellington bus fleet meets the highest global emission standards.


“The environmental and social benefits are well documented,” says Transport and Operations Director Keven Snelgrove (pictured left with co-owner Paul Snelgrove).

 

“But if we take one step back and look at the big picture here, we want to help improve the quality of life for people, improve the air quality in the cities and regions we operate in and provide better services for our passengers.”


In partnership with AUT, Tranzurban’s parent company Tranzit successfully led the development of Aotearoa’s first 100% battery powered, commercially operated electric bus, EV1.


LEARN MORE:  www.wellington.tranzurban.co.nz     @tranzurban
 

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