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Hawke's Bay 

Green Drinks

Green Drinks was relaunched under the umbrella of Environment Centre Hawke's Bay.  It is a grass roots, community event that is:


  • An opportunity to come together (bi monthly) with like-minded locals to talk about sustainability and the environment.
  • An opportunity to visit various local places, business premises etc. that have a great sustainability story.
  • Inclusive.
  • Organised locally for the benefit of locals.
  • Non-profit (small charges may apply at some venues to cover costs).
  • Run responsibly.
  • Informal and fun!


Green Drinks is not:


  • A forum for political persuasion or messages
  • A channel to circulate news or announcements about environmental issues
  • A sales opportunity for your business (but by all means share your knowledge)
  • Heavy and depressing (we’ll focus on cool innovations, new and old products/services; actions              and solutions rather than problems)

We are always looking for hosts so if you would be keen or interested to know a bit more about what is involved then please contact the Green Drinks Coordinator.

If you would like to attend green drinks or be placed on our mailing list please email Penny Andersen (Green Drinks Coordinator) – greendrinks@environmentcentre.org.nz

December 2018 Green Drinks

Environment Centre, Nourished for Nil, Wolrd Orgnaics - 1004 Karamu Road Hastings


World Organics

A family business devoted to natural, healthy vitality (for women/men) and well being.  Learn more about their philosopy and wonderful range and packaging - https://www.worldorganics.com/about-us


Environment Centre Hawkes Bay

The centre recently moved into a super new space, part of the Tremains Community Hub.  As well as a shop they provide a services for specialist recycling that includes electronic waste (there is a workshop onsite),  batteries, cell phone and coffee capsules. They also provide a zero waste service for events aimed at diverting waste from landfill by extracting from the waste stream what can be recycled or composted. Future projects also include a new green space. You can learn more from  https://www.environmentcentre.org.nz/


Nourish for Nil

Right next door (literally a wall between) to Environment Centre Hawkes Bay is the fabulous little business  Nourish for Nil. Their mission …to rescue surplus food that is good enough to eat but no longer good enough to sell and redistribute within the community.They talked  how it all began and how it grew to where thy are now - http://www.nourishedfornil.nz/

Past Green Drinks Events


October 2018 - Hawk Group, Whakatu
Hawk are market leaders in fibre packaging solutions to ensure the uncompromised delivery of fruit to market.  By recovering waste paper and cardboard, which would be normally destined for landfill, Hawk are able to control the quality of raw materials to achieve a world class moulded fibre products for the horticultural sector.


August 2018 -
Dream Eco Products, Onekawa

With an emphasis on pure essential oils and non-toxic ingredients, Dream Eco Products are hand made by mums who care. They believe in making our homes a healthier, cleaner place for our families. This  company aims minimise the use of plastic packaging by offering a fantastic new ‘Store & Refillery’ where they will refill your bottle with their products.


June 2018 - Wardini Books, Havelock North

 Wardini Books is an independent bookshop with a touch of magic. Lovingly owned and run by Louise and Gareth Ward and their great staff. The focus of June’s Green Drinks event was ‘purpose over profit’ - building a community who supports Wardini’s and receives much more than a book in return.  A variety of books with an ‘environmental’ theme were showcased.

April 2018 - Movie night at  Focal Point Cinema hosted by 3R. "Living The Change"  is a film documentaary explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.


February 2018 - Biobees Ltd

Biobees Ltd are a  Hawkes Bay based company. They are the largest and only specialised bumblebee supplier in New Zealand. Bumblebee species were introduced from the United Kingdom for the pollination of red clover at the turn of the 20th century, with four species becoming established.




Green Drinks adheres to a code for the enjoyment of all participants. 

Check our events list to find out when and where the next Green Drinks is on