These volunteers give practical gardening and cooking tutoring when invited to a school, setting up vegetable gardens, providing cooking lessons, and mentoring to sustain these activities in the long term.
Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is all about conservation in action. The Mount Bruce Reserve in which the Centre sits is a restored forest and captive breeding site. Open to the public daily, with talks and tours.
Pūriri is an informal collective of community volunteers, celebrating natural darkness, and advocating for the protection of all life that depends on natural cycles of light and darkness.
This group actively campaigns to retain and enhance public green spaces, which are vital to encourage people in urban areas into the outdoors to improve both their physical and mental well-being.
Environmental arts projects and education, fun and learning: school visits, workshops and collaboration. REACT specialize in Giant Puppet making, large scale constructions, lanterns, costumes and masks, for parades, school activities and local carnivals.
RECAP: The Society for the Resilience and Engagement of the Community of Ashhurst and Pohangina Inc.
Working to create social and ecological resilience at the local level to changes in climate, external resource supply and global finance. Workshops, courses, a community garden and orchard.
The object of the Branch is the promotion and advancement of science and technology in New Zealand, and the Manawatu region in particular. A programme of talks includes some on environmental issues.
The Ruahine Whio Protection Trust works to protect whio and their habitat in the Ruahine Ranges, and to raise the funds necessary for this work. Currently, a team of 30 volunteers is maintaining a line of about 500 stoat and rat traps in the Oroua River.
The Save Our River Trust aims to re-establish the flow of water from the main course of the Manawatu River around the Foxton Loop to return the River to its state prior to 1942.
School Strike 4 Climate Manawatū is a branch of a worldwide youth movement of young people mobilising to demand action on climate change.
SuperGrans is a free service open to all to brush up on the basic skills needed to provide for oneself or for the family. SuperGrans volunteers pass on their homemaking and gardening skills and knowledge with empathy, kindness and integrity.
Community education towards sustainability at home – reduce carbon footprints, minimize waste, conserve fresh water and co-exist with natural systems of the planet. The Trust works with City Councils to recruit and train local facilitators who can lead study groups and courses.