Introducing Sustainable Whanganui
Sustainable Whanganui Trust's main aim is to lead our community in becoming more resilient: offering comprehensive, useful and timely advice to help people become more self-sufficient. Sustainable Whanganui Trust intends to put Whanganui on the map in terms of assisting the community to create and utilise practical solutions for sustainability.
In order to achieve our Mission we hold a Vision of creating a multi-purpose Environment Centre demonstrating sustainability and care for our environment. The Centre would utilise the growing abundance and availability of ‘green’ technology and innovation. A suitable central site and buildings will be fitted out in an environmentally sustainable way show-casing local, affordable solutions specific to our community. Our intention is for the Centre to be cost-effective and well-designed using local materials, harnessing local wisdom, talent and enthusiasm and employing great ingenuity wherever possible. The Centre will nurture the growth of a new "green collar economy".
Sustainable Whanganui Trust's Mission is to lead our community in becoming more resilient and to offer comprehensive, useful and timely advice to help bring about environmental sustainability, social equity, cultural richness and community participation.
Sustainable Whanganui Trust promotes positive, solution-oriented change towards this Mission.
Environmental sustainability, social equity, cultural richness and community participation in the Whanganui region.
a) To prepare and re-localise our community, making it vibrant, resilient and truly sustainable in the face of the impending energy, climate and financial disruptions expected with the onset of Peak Oil and Climate Change.
b) To develop an Environmental Resource and Learning Centre.
c) To be involved in advocacy on matters relating to environmental sustainability, social equity, cultural richness and community participation.
d) To facilitate the adoption of sustainable living within the community.
e) To promote environmental education.
f) To foster a clear awareness of economic, social, political and ecological interdependence in rural and urban Whanganui.
g) To network locally, nationally and globally.
h) To acknowledge the kaitiakitanga of tangata whenua; to pursue bicultural and multicultural solutions to regional environmental issues; and to give full respect to all creatures and citizens of the world.
To provide any other support and assistance consistent with this charitable purpose.
Sustainable Whanganui Trust was registered as a charitable trust in
May 2008 following several years of activity.
The Trust comprises up to 10 Trustees and 4 Advisers at any time.
There are approximately 300 subscribers to the Sustainable Whanganui Google Group - a forum where upcoming events, interesting articles and links are posted.
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