Lena was formerly a chair of the Chinese Action Network Bridging Trust (CAN-B Trust) and currently holds the position in CAN-B as coordinator. Her full-time employment is that of a Sales Manager at Neway Marketing Development Co. Ltd. She knows how important it is to look after our environment and sees her involvement in Earth Action Trust as a way of doing “her bit”.
Malvinder Pal Singh
With over 10 years’ experience in project development, management and evaluation, he has joined us as he wants to be part of an organisation that uses waste resources to create job opportunities especially for young migrants and refugees.
She believes that environmental issues should be given equal consideration as social, cultural, economic and political issues, to find solutions to social injustice in New Zealand.
He sees himself as a successful social garbologist in the future, developing relevant programs that ensure a positive change.
The Working Group
In May 2013 a working group was created to investigate the creation of a social enterprise in community recycling. The group met between June and October 2013. In this time they visited Xtreme Waste Raglan, Trash Palace Porirua, Waitakere Transfer Station and Community Business and Environment Centre Kaitaia. Earth Action Trust was launched in November 2013.
We acknowledge the voluntary work of the members of the working group and the members of the group are listed below.