The Riverton Environment Centre is the oldest continually operating environment centre in New Zealand and is rated the best Environment Centre in the country by the Ministry for Environment. It is a pleasure to visit, a fabulous source of information and environmentally friendly products, a valuable community hub, and an umbrella organisation for several important environmental initiatives such as the Open Orchard project and the Heritage Harvest Festival.
If you have ever visited it you’re likely to be pretty concerned by recent news that its premises may be sold to the highest bidder come end of February 2017. This will happen if members of the South Coast Environment Society do not raise sufficient funds to purchase it.
By supporting their Pledge Me Campaign we can help keep the Riverton Environment Centre going at its current premises.
On this show recorded on the 13th February 2017 I chatted with Robyn Guyton, Riverton Environment Centre Co-ordinator, about the centre’s achievements, its benefits not only to Riverton but to Dunedin and New Zealand, and how we can support it so the Riverton Environment Centre can buy its property and with the freedom of ownership make several exciting new developments.
To listen to this programme about New Zealand’s ‘Best’ Environment Centre please click on http://www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=c788cd3b-d4bd-4ceb-8f7e-c402abdd0f16
To listen to other Eco Living in Action radio shows on the Otago Access Radio Website go to http://www.accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx?PID=d6c5fa93-1644-4811-acef-71386373b70a
For more information –
To contact the Riverton Environment Centure go to .https://www.facebook.com/rivertonenvironmentcentre, or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 2348717 .
To support their Pledge Me campaign – open until 23rd Feb. Go to https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5022-help-secure-the-future-of-the-riverton-environment-centre
- You can also support their Givealittle Campaign open until 31st March – https://givealittle.co.nz/org/sces (Says Robyn – we have had a generous offer of a short term loan to cover the shortfall for the 28th February settlement date.)
This show was originally broadcast on the 16th February 2017 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.