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Doing well by doing good

"We imagine a world served by compassionate business, where the focus is on need, not greed. It's a lofty goal, and one we know we can't do on our own.......but if we could demonstrate what compassionate business might look like, then maybe, others may find it easier to do the same"

Our efforts to help others covers 4 key areas:


  • We give away our time and knowledge to advocate for and support local and central government to improve our housing conditions

  • We give / install / supply solutions that help those in need

  • We have initiated, developed and supported a number of charitable services to help those in greatest need

  • We give away our time for free to visit any home who seeks our help to be warmer, healthier, more sustainable


Our good works activities

Sustainable building advice

Over the past 36 months, we have been invited to speak with builders, architects, property developers, rental agencies, councils, health related agencies, and the public in a variety of workshops, forums, conferences and meetings, sharing our experience, knowledge

and perspectives to improve understanding around sustainable building opportunities


Heater bank

We see so many homes with no heating, or unhealthy unflued gas heating, and with young vulnerable children. To help, we have collected over a hundred heaters, and through the support of HPM we have placed these heaters in to homes, with timers and with advice on how best to use them economically and effectively. A big thanks also to ABS electrical who help us to ensure that all the heaters

we collect are safe to be relocated


Rheumatic Fever

A couple of key contributors to Rheumatic Fever are over-crowding

and cold, damp unhealthy homes. Sustainability Options has been contracted to help families in need,

and during the course of this activity,

where-ever possible, has provided services, advice and support above

and beyond the activity required


Sustainable solutions education

In 2016 sustainability options provided over 100 hours of free time to supporting the education and sustainable leadership of high school students through a number of our own initiatives and also extensively through the enviro-challenge programme and personal mentoring for willing high school students


Better housing conditions


During the past 18 months, we have been able to advocate and develop partnerships with Smart Growth, TCC, BOPDC, Nga Mataapuna Oranga, the Government rentals review, BRANZ, Beacon Research, and the Community Energy Network, to seek better housing conditions and more sustainable housing for current and future generations


Healthy housing Maketu

Sustainability Options has been an active member and supporter of the healthy housing Maketu project for the past 3 years, providing free councel, advice and support to both the community and to home occupants


Community organisations

We are a strong believer in collaboration and help to others, we currently help and support; a local scouts group, Trade Aid, Tauranga Curtain Bank, Wired Youth, Tauranga Budget advice


Curtain Bank

Having established the curtain bank we now support the Red Cross in running this

Healthy Housing Kawerau

Sustainability Options was delighted to provide a home improvement workshop to the Kawerau Healthy Homes project


Blanket Bank

We now have many blankets kindly donated, to help homes with young vulnerable children during the cold winter months


Electric vehicles

We think electric vehicles could really help NZ and our world so we have invested many many hours in seeking to advance understanding, community engagement and business engagement in the establishment of electric vehicle networks in the Bay of Plenty 









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