Thanks for pledging! - Share this with your friends
Thank you for your pledge! We'll be in touch once the campaign meets its goal, and again when it closes, so you know we'll be charging your card.
The Waste Conversation
I want to embed this project somewhere
50 people pledged
NZ$3,500 minimum target
Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 27/11/2017 at 6:00 PM (NZDT)Make a Pledge
The Waste Conversation
Project 2017-10-24 20:02:23 +1300
Wellington may be known as the coolest little capital in the world, but it is among the worst in New Zealand when it comes to waste disposal.
With our landfill quickly becoming full, we need to open the conversation and begin changing our habits to ensure Wellingtonians will be prepared for reducing our waste-to-landfill.
In early 2018 we will begin the conversation with a summit called The Waste Conversation.
The Waste-ed summit will bring together local low waste initiatives and inspirational success stories in waste reduction. It will include talks from change leaders, workshops with local change makers and action planning with local councillors. Join us to get excited and shape the waste free future of Wellington.
Don't miss out on the most important event of 2018. Make sure you are part of the movement to see Wellington become NZ's leading city in low-waste living.
By supporting this campaign you are supporting a waste-free Wellington, and truly the Coolest Little Capital in the world.
Lets start the conversation and bring Wellington waste issues to the frontline where it belongs.
LET'S GET LOUD ABOUT WASTE!
Music credit Scott Holmes
The People Behind The Waste Conversation
Waste-ed is a social enterprise that has been formed by three waste conscious gals who are driven to taking the elimination of waste to the next level. Connecting through their shared desire to save the planet Sarah, Jemma and Ali are here to help the convinced, the curious and the overwhelmed to start (or continue) their personal waste free journey.
Ali Kirpatrick - Ali is a Mama of two, yoga teacher, and the Co-Director of NK Productions Ltd a Wellington based event and production company. For years she has been advocating simple lifestyle choices to limit her family’s use of plastics and to reduce their personal impact on the planet. Being part of the Boomerang Bag Community has helped her to realise that to make impactful change she needs to engage the wider community and help them find easy solutions to limiting their plastic use and waste.
“Creating a space that can not only help people to reduce their waste, educate our community around plastic and waste free alternatives and support vulnerable community members ticks all the boxes for me and I feel honoured and excited to be connected with an amazing bunch of women who will work with me to make our collective dream come true.”
Jemma Buckland - Jemma has always felt like she could, and should do something for the environment. As humans continue to populate and pollute the earth, it cannot do anything to protect itself from us. Getting involved with Boomerang Bags was her stepping stone into this world of waste minimisation. Since then she has been on a whirlwind learning curve, not only changing habits but also learning exciting new ideas that she is keen to pass on.
“I’ve been given an amazing opportunity through Boomerang Bags, meeting incredibly talented and caring people with similar passions and driving forces as my own. I can see us making a huge impact and major changes available for the Wellington community to become waste free.”
Sarah Child - Sarah has moved from Melbourne to get involved in community and environment projects. With a background in development and environmental education, she has spent many hours ranting about waste. In order to avoid becoming bitter and twisted about it, she has found a group of people that are passionate about making changes and embracing alternatives to “convenient” plastics.
“Boomerang Bags was such a great way to meet people and is a simple way to get people thinking and talking about waste. It’s allowed me to see there is so much more to the picture, and I have met so many generous and friendly people who care just as much as I do about raising awareness and embracing behaviour change to tackle waste issues locally and globally.”
Thank you ... thank you.. (and one more time)... THANK YOU
02/12/2017 at 9:52 PM
To all of you amazing humans..
Sarah, Jemma and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you one more time. It's so great to know you have our backs and that we now have a little bit more funding to go towards making The Waste Conversation a reality.
We are working through all of the rewards this week and should get them in the post very soon.
thank you thank you thank you...
the Waste-ed Girls xx
We could not have done this without you!!!
24/11/2017 at 8:58 PM
WE HAVE PLEDGED!
Jemma, Sarah and I cannot thank you enough for supporting us in this campaign. We truly believe that there is a waste free future for Wellington and with your support we are a litte bit closer to making that dream a reality.
Today Sarah and I pitched The Waste Conversation to the Waste Forum, a local non for profit that provides a forum where commercial operators, council officers and elected reresentatives can network and share information about resource recovery, waste collection, disposal and minimisation in a co-operative way. The response and feedback around The Waste Conversation was 100% positive, so we are super excited.
We still have 3 days to go on our Pledge Me Campaign and you can still pledge. All the money raised will go directy to The Waste Conversation, so please keep sharing and pledging so together we can make The Waste Conversation awesome!
ps. Sorry about the quality of our video, but we didn't have the amzing Jenn from Folkyeah to help us.
Time for some new rewards!!!
19/11/2017 at 10:35 PM
With only 7 days to go, we thought it may be time to list a few more rewards.
If you are Wellington based the beautiful Carrie McGlaughlin from Cradle Pilates has offered a 10 trip pass to her amazing Pilates classes. Open, stretch, strengthen and re-align your body or purchase an "experience" gift for someone you love this Christmas. Not so sure Pilates is for you but have always wanted to try? Carrie is also offering a 1 on 1 class so you can give it a go. We only have 1 of each of these rewards so get in quick!
Looking for Christmas presents that leave less impact on the world? Check out our Boomerang Bag and Waste-ed workshop rewards and our amazing Waste-ed Bathroom kit, which includes a bamboo toothbrush, natural deoderant and moisturiser so you can start (or continue) your own waste free journey.
OUr Common Sense vouchers are going super fast so Pledge today (perfect Christmas gift for that someone who has everything).
Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far. We are super excited to be on the final push for our campaign BUT still need loads of help in reaching our target. Please share amongst all of your friends and family so we can make The Waste Conversation a reality.
Jemma, Sarah and Ali :)
Everyone keeps asking us what this Waste Conversation is all about…..
18/11/2017 at 11:01 AM
…. Soooo we thought we would explain ourselves a little better.
Sarah, Jemma and I met over a mutual hate of plastic and a mutual love of having a beer and a chat. At the beginning of the year with some other amazing humans we established and grew the Wellington Boomerang Bag community. Through our Boomerang Bag connections we began to notice a constantly occurring conversation around waste… “we want to reduce our waste footprint, but we don’t know how or it’s too hard or nothing gets recycled anyway… etc etc etc”. People didn’t know where their waste came from and they had no idea what happened to it once they were done with it. We also found out that although WCC is doing a pretty good job with the cities waste, they are fighting a losing battle because the landfill is almost full and Wellingtonians are pretty crap at dealing with their crap.
So being the passionate (and slightly crazy) trash talking women that we are, we decided that it would be our personal mission to get people talking about, and educated around waste. And so Waste-ed was born.
We don’t want to re-invent the wheel or charge off and make radical decisions. We want to start a conversation, open a dialogue between those in our community doing amazing things with waste and those in charge of how Wellington deals with it’s waste, so we can make plans and action ideas to making Wellington the first Waste Free city in New Zealand.
The Waste-ed summit will bring together local low waste initiatives and inspirational success stories in waste reduction. It will include talks from change leaders, workshops with local change makers and action planning with local councillors.
The main goal of the WCC Waste Minimisation plan is to reduce waste per person from 600kg to 400kg annually... together we can action this, and together we can make change in line with the council's’ targets.
We want all Wellingtonians to have the opportunity to be part of a brave new world where waste is more than a commodity.
If you’ve already pledged, thank you for your support so far. If it’s not too much to ask, please help us out a little more by sharing this update, and telling your friends what we are up to :)
05/11/2017 at 5:44 PM
It can often be a battlefield figuring out how and where to dispose of your household rubbish. What does the triangle mean? Can cardboard be composted? Does recycling need to be rinsed? What will happen to the rubbish once it leaves the footpath?
At Waste-ed we want to make sure that you have the right information so you can actively take control of how you deal with your personal waste. This is why we have created our Let’s Get Sorted workshop.
Our December Let’s Get Sorted Workshop dates are locked in so you can start your New Year knowing that you are making the right decisions around the disposal of your household rubbish.
Pledge on a Let’s Get Sorted Workshop reward and join us for an interactive and informative workshop to sort through rubbish and questions, so we can make smarter, more sustainable choices and stop digging ourselves into the ground.
If these dates don’t work for you, no problem, 2018 dates will be released before Christmas or get a group of friends together and we can bring a Waste-ed workshop to you.
Light refreshments will be provided
Tuesday 5 December
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 14 December
5.30pm - 6.30pm
2017-11-26 22:12:19 +1300
2017-11-26 19:52:37 +1300
"Love this, amazing work xx"
2017-11-23 23:48:27 +1300
2017-11-23 11:40:07 +1300
"So chuffed that Poly Palace can help get you guys over the line, This conversation needs to happen. Kia kaha :)"
2017-11-23 10:28:23 +1300
"Good luck Ali - Suzy"
2017-11-22 21:59:05 +1300
2017-11-22 21:56:43 +1300
2017-11-22 20:29:51 +1300
2017-11-22 19:59:01 +1300
2017-11-22 14:18:12 +1300
2017-11-22 12:34:15 +1300
2017-11-22 11:10:54 +1300
"Good luck team, we definitely need this!"
2017-11-22 09:30:09 +1300
"Let's start the conversation"
2017-11-22 09:11:47 +1300
2017-11-22 05:21:23 +1300
2017-11-21 17:01:06 +1300
2017-11-21 11:19:01 +1300
"Well done daughter!!!!!! love"
2017-11-21 11:06:54 +1300
2017-11-20 23:17:43 +1300
2017-11-20 21:13:14 +1300
"Thank you for your efforts"
2017-11-20 14:43:59 +1300
2017-11-20 14:14:57 +1300
"You guys are amazing! What a brilliant initiative! Thanks for saving the planet xx"