Improving our environment and saving the planet is a big job, and we each can do our part. There are many amazing groups, projects and individuals in Lower Hutt doing their bit to help our environment and our communities. If you'd like to get involved, meet awesome people and help make this world just a little bit better, check out some of these great initiatives below.
Environmental Advisory group
Hutt City Council's Environmental Advisory group is a group of community volunteers who work collaboratively with Council on a variety of topics relating to the implementation of the Council Environmental Sustainability Strategy.
The whole group meets twice a year. Smaller working groups get together during the year as needed, to focus on specific topic areas that are suggested by the members. There's also an online discussion platform to help members stay in touch.
If you're interested in joining the Advisory group, please contact Natalie.Hormann@huttcity.govt.nz
Lower Hutt environmental organisations
Keep Lower Hutt Beautiful
A group of volunteers aiming to keep our city beautiful by targeting important areas like graffiti and littering.
We work closely with Keep Lower Hutt Beautiful on a number of initiatives around making Lower Hutt a beautiful place to live. Every year, Council funds the Clean-up week through volunteer efforts coordinated by Keep Lower Hutt Beautiful.
For more information or if you'd like to participate in Clean-up Week, which is held in September each year, please contact Alan Pope on 04 570 6666.
Common Unity Project
The Common Unity Project is an initiative aiming to feed all students at Epuni Primary School from their own school gardens. It involves building and maintaining extensive school gardens, as well as a wide range of other community activities, like craft and cooking classes.
If you'd like to contribute, contact Julia Milne, email@example.com
TimeBanks are a community scheme exchanging skills on an 'hour for hour' basis. Sign up and offer your skills and receive what others have to offer. Needing some garden help, but can offer babysitting? Join your local TimeBank!
Hutt South TimeBank
Community gardens are a place to learn about food growing in a community setting, exchange seeds and seedlings and meet other passionate gardeners.
CommonUnity Garden, Epuni Primary school
Eastbourne Community Garden
Moera Community Garden
T: 027 442 1055
Martin de Jong
T: 021 909 688
Naenae Community Garden - maintained by Team Naenae
Ngahere Kai fruit tree guardians
Help look after a community orchard in your neighbourhood.
Petone Community Garden
E: firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details
Robert St Community Garden
Stokes Valley Kai Garden
F: Stokes Valley Kai Gardens
Waterloo Community Garden
T: 021 1431 203
There are numerous other community gardens under development in Lower Hutt - for example, in Wainuiomata (Poole Cres). If you'd like to become involved in a new garden in your neighbourhood, or would like to start one yourself, contact email@example.com for further information and contact details.
Friends of Petone Beach
This group is based at Petone Beach in the Wellington Harbour and works towards restoring the dune ecosystem at Petone.
Friends of Te Mome Stream
Te Mome Stream near Petone has had a varied life - till recently it had a reputation as one of NZ's most polluted streams. But change is afoot! A variety of fauna now call the river home thanks to the work of local cleanup groups. Join and help rebuild our precious local ecology.
If you would like to be included
If you'd like to see your environmental group included on this page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org