DemoSite HB Enviro Centre

Hawke's Bay 

Our Vision

A Hawke's Bay community where people are actively engaged with sustainability and environmental matters and where sustainable practices are a part of everyone's daily lives.

Our Mission

Supporting people to create a sustainable Hawke's Bay community.

Our Role

  • Inspiring 

By actively demonstrating a participative and cooperative approach, and providing positive solutions.

  • Leading 
By engaging with communities, global, national, and local, and enabling new actions to be taken in adapting to sustainable personal behaviours and business practices.
Leading by establishing strong networks to extend the understanding of the wider issues relating to creating a sustainable community by representation, creating affiliations, sharing information and supporting like-minded organisations.

  • Educating
By raising the level of community awareness, consumer practices and behaviours of sustainable and environmentally friendly activities.
By running community courses, conducting presentations, seminars and forums.
By identifying relevant information sources and gathering and distributing to interested parties.

Our Values

1) Sustainability
We promote sustainability both out in our community and within the operations of Sustaining Hawke's Bay Trust.
Out in the community through our activities; and internally, through our working practices (use of recycled paper, environment friendly material resources, energy savings). We endeavour to walk the talk of sustainability and help people understand in a simple way what sustainability is about, and to find easy ways to implement sustainable practices in their day-to-day life.

2) Integrity
We are a professional, non-profit, registered charitable trust. We are passionate about our work and deliver this is in a clear and structured way to be a valued and authoritative organisation in the Hawke's Bay community.

3) Openness
Our role is to generate a positive dialogue in the community, and to share our knowledge, experience and expertise, and the information we believe to be useful for a sustainable future. We are open to new ideas and opportunities.

4) Inclusiveness
We practice a cooperative, collaborative and warm collegiality to our task and in trust operations and activities.

5) Dedication
We are dedicated to helping people receive consistent, relevant, complete and useful information. We have huge energy and passion for the creation of a better earth.

Our Commitment

We have a strong commitment to the principles of sustainability. This model recognises that the economy is a subset of society (i.e. it only exists in the context of a society), and that many important aspects of society do not involve economic activity. Similarly, human society and the economic activity within it are totally constrained by the natural systems of our planet.