Sustainable Backyards - A Profit of Change

Almost every day there’s an article talking about making business more sustainable- but how can sustainability work for your business? Hear from local and national businesses who have embraced sustainability and made it work for their balance sheet and the environment!

The immediate future is likely to change the approach for sustainability in business from an ideal to a necessity. Legislative restrictions on single-use items and product waste stewardship schemes are just some of the measures being discussed in addition to stronger frameworks for reducing carbon emissions.

This is an excellent time to hear from those who have successfully adopted sustainable practices and made it work for them. Take away ideas to future-proof your business practice!

Refreshments and morning tea will be provided.


10:00 am: Introduction to Sustainable Backyards

10:15 am Joanie Williams- Origin Earth

  • How a business can form a niche using sustainable methods and how this contributes to business identity

10:45 am Kiri Hannifin- Countdown

  • The benefits and challenges of implementing a sustainable alternative.

11:15 am Aaron Duncan- Freenergy

  • Benefits of sustainable energy for businesses

11:45 am: Questions to speakers

12:00 pm Noon: Farewells


About Sustainable Backyards

Sustainable Backyards is a month-long series of events which promotes sustainable choices and highlights the work being done in Hawkes Bay to protect biodiversity. Sustainable Backyards has been running for over a decade but this is the first year that it has come to Hawkes Bay. Events include beach cleans, a tour of the estuary, workshops on sustainable living and community radio broadcasts during the month of November.

Sustainable Backyards is brought to you by the Environment Centre. Located at 1004 Karamu Road in Hastings, the Environment Centre holds workshops and sells sustainable products all year round. It is also a drop-off point for E-waste. Visit for more information.


Tuesday, 20th November, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hawkes Bay Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier
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