Big changes for Earth Collective

In 2017, we had started with big ideas for enabling a culture change for a sustainable Upper-Clutha. It involved opening a wholesale shop for which we received lots of support from the community and I am hugely grateful for this. However lack of sufficient funding meant this project could not proceed.

Our focus shifted on publishing a local magazine distributed to all letter boxes in our region, packed with practical positive ways to be more sustainable. We created two magazines in September and December 2018. I am proud of their content provided by generous and passionate local experts. And once again I thank all of you who sent beautiful feedback for them.

Once again insufficient funding didn’t eventuate from the projected advertising revenue, one of our managing trustees had to leave NZ for family reasons, and despite injecting $10,000 additional capital from personal funds, the economics didn’t stack up to continue publishing. I have therefore decided to turn to new adventures.

Like the Phoenix arising from the ashes, I am currently putting final touches to a new venture, one for which I hold great passion and which I look forward to sharing with you very soon.

Great thanks to all of you who supported EC in the past and to all of you who practice sustainability for the best of all, and the planet. 


Earth Collective Awards supports Sustainable Development goals

The sustainable development goals are the standard set by theĀ United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Click here to learn more about SDG.

Earth Collective Awards of Stewardship supports all SDG.

Earth Collective Awards of Stewardship offer a practical way to implement Sustainable Development goals here and now. When we, as a community have all achieved the Awards of Stewardship, then our community will be sustainable, environmentally, socially and economically. Click here to view the practical steps to take to gain each Awards of Stewardship and here to see who has already achieved some awards in our community.

Reaching out

At the occasion of theĀ LINK Connection Cafe in Wanaka following the Social Entreprise World Forum, Florence shortly introduced Earth Collective Aotearoa Ltd to the 30+ participants. It was the first time the project was publicly presented. The feedback was excellent, comments and suggestions were noted as well as partnership opportunities. Exciting!

The stories told by locals who attended the SEW forum were inspiring and give a sense that anything can be achieved.

Besides, there were several initiatives around tiny houses so that is another area to watch.