Our Story - Earth Action Trust
Earth Action Trust is based in Mt Roskill, Auckland. It is a migrant-led charitable trust which was registered on 11 December 2013. The Trust is the outcome of a 3-year community engagement with over 30 migrant groups in Mt Roskill which was organised and facilitated by Migrant Action Trust, an organisation that helps migrants and refugees settle in New Zealand.
The Trust’s goal is to operate a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) which will be an environmental and social enterprise that will also address issues in the community such as unemployment.
The Trust has already had considerable success in diverting waste from going to landfills through the ‘DON’T TRASH IT DONATE IT’ project. It has also run a number of successful ‘SORT YOUR WASTE FROM SOURCE’ presentations about waste minimisation education to groups within the Mt Roskill community.
Earth Action Trust is currently part of the conversation of 2 major projects: the native tree nursery (part of the Oakley Creek Storm Water Project) and the Puketapapa Education, Transition and Employment Readiness (P.E.T.E.R.) Project.
The Trust looks forward to cooperating with anyone interested in helping it improve the environment and the lives of the people within its community.