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Exciting changes ahead at the Waikato Environment Centre

Exciting changes ahead at the Waikato Environment Centre!

Like nature, the Waikato Environment Centre is constantly evolving. From July 22nd, our passionate team of educators, instigators, and activators, will be helping the people and communities of the Waikato to live, learn, act, and connect towards a more sustainable future from our new base in Frankton, Hamilton.

Our new hub - in the former Frankton Post Office on the corner of Commerce & Kent Streets - will house our eco shop, environmental info and education centre, e-waste recycling drop off, curtain and seed library, and a much-improved training and events space, alongside our Kaivolution food rescue depot.

The move is prompted by the growing audiences at our events and workshops, more and more people choosing to do the right thing and recycle their e-waste with us, and Kaivolution has continued to expand its food re-distribution operations. It's a reflection of the success and importance of the services we offer to the community. The new space will let us hold larger events, a greater variety of workshops, and offer community groups access to an improved meeting space. Whether traveling by foot, by bike (we're very close to the Western Rail Trail), public transport, or vehicle, there's better access for visitors and volunteers, and for the food rescue trucks and e-waste trucks.

The new Kaivolution depot is being set up with a larger custom-built chiller and packing areas to allow us to process a greater amount of food for redistribution among community groups. It will allow us to expand our food rescue activities outside Hamilton, into surrounding areas like Cambridge and Te Awamutu.

We’ll also be unveiling a fresh new look with the move - a new name and brand to reflect the variety of what we do, and reflect how integral people and businesses are to creating a healthy natural environment, which in turn supports and enables thriving communities.

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