Work with Us
Work with Sustainable Manawatu by sharing the fruitful aspiration of and the concrete commitment to a sustainable future for Palmerston North and the Manawatu:
- Come visit our database and recommend it to friends, colleagues, family.
- Send us photos of environmental initiatives you are part of, and we will use these on our website.
- Suggest entries for our database, or upload them yourself
- Upload news and events to our €˜Calendar' and €˜News' or let the consultant know about them
- Subscribe to the Sustainable Manawatu newsletter and recommend it to your networks
- Offer your services to Sustainable Manawatu as a volunteer Phone 06 280 2443
- Let businesses know about the opportunity to sponsor Sustainable Manawatu
- Come see us and view our brochures, and add yours
- Add your own business, group or activity to the database, instructions here
- And, keep on strengthening that connection to Earth, to conserving resources, to shaping renewable ones, to experiencing the wellbeing and wealth of living sustainably €¦and keep talking about it!
Who works with us currently?
Who has worked with us in the past?
Meet Kheng Lim. He put together a spreadsheet of the brochure collection's details.
"I have lived in NZ since 2002. I enjoy volunteering for environmental groups and am passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. I hold a masters degree in environmental engineering from Singapore. Currently I work as an environmental engineer involved in development and project works for dairy factory wastewater treatment systems."
Andre Lemos has a degree in Tourism. Currently, he is studying a Post Graduate Diploma in International Environment Studies at IPC. Andre, from Passos in Brazil, was at Green Hub on Wednesdays and on Saturdays, helping with information enquiries, and working on the database listings and on research for the database. He's now moved on to paid work, so thanks, Andre, and Haere ra.
John Harold, a trained journalist, and Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning student, has helped us from time to time with presentations, website updates and communication.
Craig Ward has a Post Grad Diploma in Horticulture from Massey University and works full-time. With an interest in computing, Linux, and open source software, he has been available to help us with computer issues.
Ange Van Wijk, 3rd year photography student at UCOL. Ange looked after our brochure collection and was an information assistant, meeter and greeter on Mondays.
Michelle Bergsma updated our sustainability events calendar and was an information assistant, meeter and greeter on Tuesdays. Michelle is from Canada and was here for a semester as an International Exchange scholarship student, doing a Bachelor's in Marketing at Massey.
Madhvi Kaushal is a research assistant and database listing developer. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies with an Environment Endorsement and a Bachelor in Electronic Communication. Currently, she is enrolled in an environmental Masters.
And there is the volunteer Sustainable Manawatu Taskforce who worked to set up Sustainable Manawatu:
Bruce Bulloch (Treasurer)
Brynn Neilson (Spinning Planet)
Christine Cheyne (Massey University, CAM)
Helen Brown (Horizons)
Kent Geary (Massey University)
MG Gopalan (Manawatu Tram Trust)
Margaret Metcalfe (DOC)
Paul Horton (Te Ao Turoa)
Pip Crystall (TBL Solutions)
Sally Pearce (Environment Network Manawatu)
Terry Kelly (Chair)
Tom Croskery (PNCC)
Yvonne Marsh (Green Hub)
Here is a photo of some of the Taskforce members
Many thanks for provision of the website and database photos to the following contributors:
HEARTH Manawatu-based arts and environment show;
Environment Network Manawatu;
Brent Barrett of Forest and Bird and PNCET;
Bruce Bulloch of Middle District Farm Forestry Association;
Helen Brown of Horizons;
Helen Lehndorf of 'unravel'
Kelly Stratford from DOC.
If you have photos you'd like to share, please send us some!