Ngaio Crofton Downs Going Carbon Neutral

We are delighted to report that the Ngaio Crofton Downs Going Carbon Neutral project is back on its feet, and good progress is being made, after a slow-down during the year of Covid.

From June 2021, NCD Going Carbon Neutral is setting up a drop-in collection station for recycling smaller items.

When: 10am to noon, on the first Saturday of every month, beginning 5th June
Where: The Ngaio Union Church (cnr Kenya Street and Crofton Rd)
What to bring:

About Ngaio Crofton Downs Going Neutral

A group drawn from Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association (NCDRA) and Ngaio Union Church (NUC), with Wellington City Council (WCC) support, is leading a mission to have our suburbs heading towards becoming carbon neutral. Council funding for sustainability is proposed in the long term plan under Te Atakura – First to Zero action plan. The widest range of community projects to reduce our carbon footprint will be accepted into the programme.

We are getting started with a recycling project with the Wellington Sustainability Trust – they do some amazing work, and we can be part of it. Amongst their initiatives, the Trust accepts many items which they make sure are recycled in the right way. The smaller items such as plastic and metal lids, or pens, make sense to drop off if you are passing by, or visiting their Eco Shop which sells socially and environmentally responsible products. But otherwise, the drive to drop off these items wouldn’t be environmentally sensible.

This is how we are going to work with the project.

So, we are calling out to all residents to get involved in our “Going Carbon Neutral”. Small steps can make a big change to our environment.

Also, any suggestions for other projects under the NCD Going Carbon Neutral umbrella are welcomed, and of course so are offers of volunteer help.




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2 Responses to Ngaio Crofton Downs Going Carbon Neutral

  1. Charlotte Burton-Bell says:

    Hey – my husband can bring stuff to the church on Saturday week (6th June) – which is excellent timing for him. Chris has a client (community assistance) in Ngaio from 9.30 to 10 am so can drop what we have easily.

    And would it be possible to have a printable document of what you will accept?

    • Administrator says:

      Hi Charlotte – sorry for slow reply, have just seen this. A printable document is a good idea – we will get something organised.


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