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Greenest Street 2010/2011

 

Te Roto Road, Ōtaki is our Greenest Street on the Kāpiti Coast for the 2010/2011 competition. 

From an environmental footprint of 3.6 "earths" nine months ago when the Greenest Street competition started, Te Roto Road now has a footprint of 2.6 "earths", a 29% improvement.

The winners of the title and other prizes were announced at a ceremony on Sunday 26 June 2011.

“Everyone involved is a winner with this competition,” Mayor Jenny Rowan said.  “Each of the streets has come together as a community.  They’ve expanded their gardens, insulated their homes, car pooled, shared their various skills and resources.  Some have changed the habits of a lifetime which shows what can be done with encouragement, support and motivation.

“Their efforts exemplify sustainability and resilience in practice.”

As well as winning the title of ‘Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street’ Te Roto Road has won $3000 to split three ways between a school, a charity and a street project of their choice.

 

Footprint Results

Street

October
2010

June
2011

% improvement

Avion Terrace

3.6

3.1

15%

Rainbow Court

3.5

2.8

20%

Te Roto Road

3.6

2.6

29%

Kakariki Street

2.9

2.3

21%

 

Other Winners

  • Smallest Final Environmental Footprint
    Sue Pegler of Kakariki Street, 1.18 earths
  • Biggest Individual Reduction in an Environmental Footprint
    Florence McNeill of Kakariki Street, with a 45% reduction
  • Extraordinary Community Spirit
    Kylie Jurgensen of Rainbow Court
  • Best Blog
    Te Roto Road
  • Cunning Calculator - For environmental accounting skills
    Denis Harnett of Te Roto Road
  • Best Garden - Productive, environmentally friendly, and attractive
    Ken and Janet Milne of Avion Terrace
  • Single Best Initiative
    Rainbow Court's Community Garden

All environmental footprints were calculated using the Centre for Sustainable Economy footprint calculator

 

Useful Links

Avion Terrace, Raumati Beach
Kakariki Street, Paekākāriki
Rainbow Court, Raumati South
Te Roto Road, Ōtaki