The EcoHub Market Day is an awesome opportunity to explore a wide range of aspects of local environmental interest. The programme includes free workshops, whānau-friendly activities and market-style stalls, all with a focus on being be part of the solution to restoring our land and waters.
Learn more about past and future connections to local awa (waterways), attend a workshop featuring representatives from a long-term, multi-organisational scientific study into the effects of contaminants and microplastics on the health of the Whau River, and see a model of the manta trawl, used to collect samples from waterways, as well as a video of it in action.
“We’re particularly delighted to be hosting Robin Taua-Gordon, Heritage and Environment Officer from Te Kawerau a Maki, the tangata whenua of Waitākere city, who will be exploring the iwi’s history and connections to the Whau River. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for people to learn more about the importance of this catchment,” says EcoMatters’ CEO Damon Birchfield.
There’s also lots more workshops and demonstrations such as tasty and budget-friendly cooking, conserving water and energy, composting, pest trapping, electric cars, learn to ride sessions, and free help with basic bike maintenance.
Browse and buy from a range of eco-friendly products, rescued resources, and pre-loved bikes, and enjoy delicious Middle Eastern and Burmese food from the WISE Collective and coffee from Hero Coffee.
“This could be a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done, knowing the proceeds from sales through our EcoMatters Store help fund local environmental projects,” says Damon.
Start saving up old toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes, writing instruments, empty Ecostore bottles and popped inflatable pool toys, because there will be recycling bins for these items.
Help make this event zero waste - bring your own reusables - shopping bags, water bottles, coffee mugs, plates and cutlery. Wash up station on site.
When: Sunday 15 November 10am-3pm
Where: 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
More info: ecomatters.org.nz/marketday
We recommend coming by bike, on foot or by public transport as there’s no onsite parking and street parking is limited.
EcoHub Market Day is part of the 2020 EcoFest West programme and is brought to you with support from The Trusts Community Foundation and the Whau Local Board.