Find out what actions you can take as an individual, a household or community group or as a business, farmer or grower in Hawke’s Bay.
Responding to and slowing down climate change are going to require actions from all elements of society: governance, industry, community and individuals.
Join us to take action to slow the effects of climate change.
Whether you’d simply like to learn more, understand what lifestyle choices you can make to reduce your impact or, if you’re a business, farmer or grower looking to undertake climate change initiatives, we have a few suggestions that can help you on your journey.
There is plenty we can all do to help reduce our carbon footprint.
The Future Fit tool gives you an idea of the impact of your lifestyle on our planet, and you can see how your everyday actions can make a difference. Take 5 minutes to get a snapshot of your footprint or stay longer to choose new actions, challenge friends, track and share your progress to become Future Fit.
Learn how to live a lower carbon lifestyle – better for our climate, your wellbeing and your pocket. Check out the Genless website for tips here.
Education, information and a range of services to support a sustainable Hawke’s Bay, including specialist recycling and zero waste event management with the HB Environment Centre.
Biorich offers green and organic waste solutions as well as composting services.
Regional recycling information through your Councils:
Find great ways to make your home warm, dry, and healthier and keep your power bills down on the GenLess website.
Get a healthy home – get help with funding for clean heating, insulation, solar power, double glazing, water storage and septic tanks. Our Sustainable Homes programme helps with funding and grants to help make your home a healthy and efficient place to live.
Get involved in community planting days, beach and river clean ups, and many other initiatives. We can all play a part in helping make Hawke’s Bay a healthier, more climate resilient place to live.
Check out these initiatives to see what is happening near you soon
You can find out more about HBRC events by checking our Facebook page for any events we are running.
We've compiled a list of available funds that might be able to support your project in 2024.
Environmental Education for Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools is about education opportunities in, about and for the environment. Our aim is to ignite sustainable behaviours, the value of personal and collective action against Climate Change and encourage innovation. Find out more in our education pages here.
Follow the Rangatahi Environment Committee here.
The journey to net zero is a long one. Understanding and awareness are some of the first steps. Here are a few resources that may help.
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