Projects/Programmes for Community Sustainability
Resource Recovery Initiative
This will collect donations of unwanted household and business goods – DON’T TRASH IT! DONATE IT!
The initiative will:
- reuse the goods in other programmes such as Sewing Course and Art Classes
- restore and repair the goods as part of a programme called The Shed
- redistribute the goods to needy families through monthly Garage Sales
This initiative will also provide a location that will serve as :
- A space for people of different cultures people to come and learn new skills to prepare them for self-employment or employment elsewhere.
- A venue for people to meet new friends thereby strengthening community spirit and addressing disconnectedness
- A space for job seekers to do voluntary work so that they can get local job experience
- A venue for retirees to mentor young people and pass on their workshop skills
SAIKI – A Waste Minimisation Education Programme
“SAIKI” was coined from the English word ‘psyche’ because it aims at changing human psyche in treating waste as a resource. It is a consciousness raising, behaviour-altering education programme delivered at the household level to help achieve the Zero Waste vision. Working with various migrant groups, it will introduce families to the 6R principles - refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, repair and rot, and how to sort rubbish from source.
Resource Recovery Craft
Resource Recovery Craft is about recycling and upcycling unwanted materials (such as off-cut fabrics) into eco-friendly handmade products that can replace artificial and synthetic products potentially harmful to the natural environment (such as plastic shopping bags). The programme also promotes the reuse of old equipment. Our Resource Recovery Craft group is being operated weekly, and ready to receive the order of promotional bags from businesses and organisations.
Bike Kitchen is operated in partnership with Refugee As Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ), Puketapapa Active Transport Haven (PATH) and Roskill Youth Zone. The programme will provide a multi-cultural space for a workshop where people with handyman skills refurbish unused bikes to be redistributed to the local community, while local youth learn skills and be mentored by matured people. It also promotes a wider use of bike as a healthier alternative to driving.