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Sustainable Communities Support

  Sustainable Communities

Got a green scheme? 

Make it happen with the council’s Sustainable Communities Co-ordinator!

This is a practical programme which aims to help communities and local groups get their ideas for environmentally-sustainable living off the ground.

The key focus for the programme is to help the community take action in the areas of:

  • waste reduction
  • energy efficiency (home and transport)
  • water efficiency
  • biodiversity
  • community resilience.

Rather than providing information or more general education, the co-ordinator will work directly with people on their projects, drawing on specialist council staff and contractors such as the Green Plumber, Green Gardener and Eco-Design Advisor, plus outside resources if necessary.

The co-ordinator:

  • can work with people on existing initiatives
  • is able to meet with groups to consider sustainability actions they may be interested in pursuing
  • has flexible hours to fit in with groups and their needs 
  • is closely involved with organising the Kāpiti Coast Greener Neighbourhoods programme.

The job of the co-ordinator is not to front projects or implement other people’s good ideas, but to provide energy, co-ordination and focus (along with help finding resources) to people who are willing to put their hands up and say ‘We’ve got this great idea. Let’s do it!'

Email sustainable.communities@kapiticoast.govt.nz or ring us on 04 296 4700.