Rangitahi presents: A Sustainable Lifestyle
An evening to showcase sustainable building ideas that are accessible in the Waikato and look at different ways we incorporate sustainability into our lifestyle by starting with our home.
Introducing our guest speakers:
eHaus – a brand of ecoBuild Developments Ltd (eDL) was established in 2010 by Baden & Glenda Brown and Jon Iliffe with the dream of creating a New Zealand owned and operated specialist design and construction company using PassivHaus build & design principles.
Motide Bestpoke Kitchen and Furniture Makers
Motide try and keep things simple and functional. They believe in using natural products and materials combined with traditional craftsmanship to create honest furniture and kitchens for happy homes. Motide have a strong belief in the importance of supporting the environment in order to craft healthy, high-quality furniture and kitchens.
An interior Design Studio who focused on creating homes full of love and treasured objects that are relaxing, comfortable and make sense for the people who live in them.
“Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things & then welcome us back for refreshment.”
With yummy drinks supplied by our sponsors…
Daily Organics Kombucha
Delwyn, the founder of Daily Organics, herself lives in a passive solar, mud brick house, with a composting toilet and all. So sustainabilty is definitely something we strive for. Daily Organics are proudly zero waste. All their used tea goes to the local community garden for compost. The local primary school comes and picks up various plastic sheets and crates to up cycle for their little projects. Everything else is recycled. They are 100% Certified Organic and have been from day one, this is something that is very important to the company.
Three Wise Birds Cider
Three Wise Birds make a big effort to reduce their waste and minimise their impact of the surrounding environment throughout their whole business. From the beginning Three Wise Birds have sourced locally from their Orchards in Hawkes Bay which means the apples are picked just down the road from where they then press the apples to juice. During the juicing process they have bins that collect the Left over Pomace (a by-product of crushing the juice from the apples) this is then given to local farmers to feed their sheep and cattle. They recently started to use cans for the majority of their packaging which have less of a carbon footprint because they are lighter than equivalent sized bottles. They have also set up a recycling system at work to ensure that they recycle as much as possible and continue to try their best to use products in the manufacturing process that are recyclable materials.