Take action for the planet

Take action for the planet

A few everyday things you can do to make a difference 

Wind turbines

Save Energy

  • Switch off lights and other electrical appliances when not in use.
  • Switch to LED lights.
  • Choose power providers that prioritise renewable energy.
  • Wash clothes in cold water and air dry instead of using the dryer.
Little girl in supermarket

Shop responsibly

  • Shop local.
  • Buy second-hand.
  • Ask “Do I really need this?” to reduce your consumption.
  • Upcycle to give your old items a new chance at life.
  • Look for sustainably-sourced products.
Food waste

Eat Wisely

  • Reduce your meat and dairy consumption. 
  • Meal plan and only purchase what is necessary.
  • Compost your kitchen scraps and garden waste.
  • Create a worm farm.
  • Grow your own veggies and fruit.

Green your commute

  • Walk, cycle or carpool.
  • Catch the bus, train or ferry.
  • Switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle. 
  • Reduce air travel and offset emission.
  • Make your travel plans ahead of time.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

  • Avoid single-use plastics.
  • Select products without any packaging or with biodegradable packaging.
  • Use reusable bags, water bottles, and keep cups as often as possible.
  • Recycle paper and cardboard.
Bumble bee

Restore and protect nature

  • Plant local flora and attract native wildlife in your own backyard.
  • Support local initiatives that protect and restore nature.
  • Plant a tree or two
  • Volunteer with a conservation organisation.


Help us protect and restore our ocean, the lands, waters, and native species of Aotearoa.

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