What a year 2016 has been! With the election outcome in the United States, the Brexit vote, the Syrian war, unprecedented temperatures in the Arctic, people and politicians around the world have been on edge. It is clear our people and planet are looking for and indeed require new solutions – and that has led many to go looking around for unorthodox solutions. The systems that served us in the 20th century suddenly seem completely inappropriate, inadequate and outdated. From an environmental perspective, things are extremely challenging both locally and globally right now. But we try to stay focussed on the positive, on what is working, and encourage our communities and supporters to do more of that. This year we produced our first ever impact report. As you can see, it’s been a huge year for our volunteers, supporters and staff, and we would like to think this is just the beginning.
What we doEcoMatters is passionate about creating communities where aroha and connection with the local environment is restored. We reckon it's only our love for this place that's going to create the sort of future we all quietly yearn for. To do that our generous and amazing funders have asked us to be available to the community to provide a place where you can learn, connect, or get down and dirty in taking practical action towards improving our environment. Whether it's coming to a workshop at our visitor centre or working together beside the stream, if you have a passion and interest in anything environmental - we should talk! Read more
MissionEcoMatters aim is to be a tohu (focal point) to connect people and the environment and to nurture a sense of guardianship (kaitiakitanga) for our beautiful planet. We've got a range of clever ways of helping anyone who is interested to do just that - hopefully if you take a look around this website you'll find a way that inspires you to get involved!
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EcoWest Festival Opens
Saturday 11 March – Sunday 9 April 2017 EcoWest Festival is a month filled with environmental action events. During EcoWest, community groups, businesses and residents host events ranging from guided nature walks, to film screenings, to stream restoration days, to practical sustainable living workshops, and lots more. Best of all, most of the events are free or low cost. Find out more at EcoWest Festival
Sunday 9 April 2017 Venue: EcoMatters Visitors Centre and Olympic Park, New Lynn EcoWest Festival will end with a bang with EcoDay, the biggest eco family day in Auckland! This free event will take place at the EcoMatters Environment Centre & Olympic Park on Sunday 9 April 2017 with live music, great food and a variety of eco activities to enjoy. Find out more at EcoDay