2017 Green Gold Finalists
~ sustainability products & programmes
ROYAL WELLINGTON GOLF CLUB - Gleaming streams and greens
The Royal Wellington Golf Club makes sure its greens are really green.
“We use a lot of water around the place,” Club Captain Andrew Harcourt (pictured) says. “So we have to be careful – only fairways and greens get watered, and we use grass that is much less thirsty.” T1 creeping bent grass, (bred to require less water), was used for the first time at Royal Wellington.
A stream care plan, mulching and managed planting are just some of the ways Royal Wellington ensures the major impact on the environment is just from golf balls.
“Sustainable, environmentally sound practices are inevitably less costly in the long run,” Andrew points outs.
Learn more: www.royalwellington.com @royalwellingtongolfclub
Peoples Coffee haven't adopted sustainability; they've built their company on the concept.
“We strive to minimise our impact on the environment wherever possible and actively encourage our customers to do the same,” Head Roaster; Rene Macaulay (pictured) says. And, importantly, we have an ongoing conversation about what we can do better.”
Peoples source only organic beans to reduce pesticide and chemical runoff at Origin. They use organic milk, 100% biodegradable takeaway cups & lids and utilise emission-free bicycle delivery service; Nocar Cargo, for all inner-city retail deliveries.
2017 will see the Wellington-based Roastery become BioGro and B-Corp certified.
Learn more: www.peoplescoffee.co.nz @peoplescoffeenz
Metal Art - Waste Made Great
Metal Art has been in business for nearly three decades creating a huge range of corporate and outdoor furnishings, including award-winning outdoor furniture seen in public spaces throughout the country.
The company now works sustainably with metal AND plastic, distributing over 250 products made from recycled plastic.
“We have to face up to the fact that we live in a world of limited raw materials,” Managing Director Carl Longstaff (pictured) says. “For us, turning waste plastic into functional and cost-effective items of everyday use makes sense at every level of the business.”
Metal Art supplies to 79 local and regional councils, DOC and other agencies, as well as exporting.
Learn more: www.metalart.co.nz @metalartltd
Flick Electric Co. - People Power
Flick Electric Co. gives the people real power to monitor their electricity usage and make savings – and not just of the money variety - with their CHOICE app.
“The app shows Flicksters the current carbon impact of the electricity we’re all using as well as the price,” Flick’s GM Brand Jessica Venning-Bryan (pictured) says. “So there are two incentives for people to change their consumption patterns!”
Flicksters love the opportunity to save money and the environment. In July 2015 Flick topped Consumer NZ's survey of electricity customer satisfaction with a score of 96% - the highest score ever awarded.