Sustainable Backyards - A Profit of Change

After last years successful Sustainable Backyards event we will be revisiting this topic with new guest speakers.

Almost every day there’s an article talking about making business more sustainable- but how can sustainability work for your business? 

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.

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 BioRich

  • BioRich has made a success of turning organic waste into desirable compost. Learn about how at this talk.

10:45 am My Carbon Coach

  • Michelle Duncan specialises in working one-on-one with businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Learn about the simple changes you can make which will have a big impact.

11:15 am Environment Centre Hawkes Bay

  • The Environment Centre has diversified into reselling second-hand electronics which have been electrically tested. The team from the Environment Centre will talk about the benefits of repairing instead of replacing.

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 and this is the second 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, 5th November, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hawkes Bay Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier
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