New Zealand’s ‘Best’ Environment Centre – with Robyn Guyton

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 –

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.

Robyn Guyton, Co-founder and Coordinator of Riverton Environment Centre

Robyn Guyton, Co-founder and Coordinator of the Riverton Environment Centre

Riverton Environment Centre (South Environment Centre) on 120 Main St, Riverton

Riverton Environment Centre (run by the South Coast Environment Society) situated on 154 Palmerston St, Riverton

 

 

 

 

Interior of the Riverton Environment Centre. Eco-products are for sale, as well as plentiful displays and information on environmental issues. Staff are on hand to assist with questions. Approximately 50 people come in on a daily basis.

Interior of the Riverton Environment Centre. Eco-products are for sale, as well as plentiful displays and information on environmental issues. Staff are on hand to assist with questions for the approximately 50-100 people who come into the shop on a daily basis.

Grafting workshop in Riverton. The Riverton Environment Centre is also an umbrella body for a number of initiatives such as the Open Orchard Project.

Grafting workshop in Glenorchy. The Riverton Environment Centre is an umbrella body for sustainable living workshops that are run throughout South Otago and Southland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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