Saturday, February 5, 2011
Reflection: Save the earth:Zero Waste
When you drop your rubbish in the bin, have you ever thought what it is doing to the landfill and to our earth.
I have been associated with the Ngati Whatua o Orakei as a Zero Waste volunteer at its annual Waitangi Day Festival at Okahu Bay on February 6. This event averages an 84% recycled/composted rate, the best around.
Volunteers are invited to help and learn how to run a real green event. The volunteers stay on Orakei Marae on the night of February 5 and be welcomed becoming part of the tribe. This is a privilege and you get introduced to the Maori protocol of welcome.
Among the 60 over volunteere were people from all over the world who are environmentally conscious. On the February 5th evening, we listened to Jo Knight and another renowned speaker in culture and conservation.
I am honored to be part of the team educating the public on waste and sorting it while also lapping up great Aotearoa sounds and vibes.
Thank you for your hospitality, Chris and Ivy, and all those who cooked for us.
Thanks also to Nagrimu for inviting us.
The Marae feeds a worm farm which in turn feed the vegetable garden.