EcoMatters Environment Trust Kaipatiki Project

One month. Two festivals.

Packed full of action, ideas and inspiration about all things environmentally and sustainably good

EcoWest EcoFest North

The EcoWest Festival is back in 2014 with a month-long series of events from March 15 – April 13 2014 which inspire the Eco City way of life, organised by EcoMatters Environment Trust.

The EcoWest Festival is the ultimate celebration of the leadership role Waitakere has played in creatively engaging citizens in environmental restoration and sustainable lifestyles since the early 90s when we became they world’s first Eco City.

The events will be hosted by innovative environmental organisations, businesses, sustainability experts and creative entrepreneurs who embrace eco ideas through their work.

The opening event of the festival will be the Waka Walk on Sunday 16 March – a journey from Olympic Park  in New Lynn to Green Bay beach which follows the historic pathway that Maori travelled carrying their waka from the Manukau to the Waitemata Harbour.

The festival will be rounded off by Eco Day on Sunday April 13 – an exciting and interactive day out for the whole family to engage in eco activities, as well as celebrate the achievements and creations of the festival. As well as environmental action, there will be music, live performances, fantastic food, art and market stalls.

Interested in taking part?

Community groups, businesses and individuals interested in being part of the festival programme, promoting their projects, products and services, are invited to get in contact with the team between now and the end of January.

Contact festival coordinator Natali on :

T: 09 826 4276

M: 020 402 26781

[email protected] | |

The EcoWest Festival is proudly supported by :

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15 March – 13 April 2014

Fresh ideas for your home, backyard and community

NORTH SHORE to MATAKANA – for full event listings and to book for events go here.

“OUR GREEN ROADIE” launch movie Sun 16 March tickets $12 book here

For the schools competition click here

Ecofest North covers the North Shore up to and including Orewa, and the Matakana area, and is organised by Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, supported by Auckland Council.

We are sitting on a goldmine of community-held knowledge for making Auckland a more sustainable and liveable city.

With events across North Auckland & Matakana, you’re bound to be enthused, motivated and entertained in this month-long showcase of workshops, walks, talks, swaps, movies, races and shows.

Ecofest North includes a competition for schools with some fabulous prizes to be won, generously donated by Jo Montague of Harcourts Birkenhead – click here.

For all enquiries contact Louisa Chase, Festival Manager.

T: (09) 482 1172
E: [email protected]

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