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Ray White North Shore business owners are uniting again to put their collective strength behind Ecofest North; a month of fun, practical, creative events that will reach across the greater North Shore to guide residents on their journey to living more sustainably.
Together they have confirmed a major sponsorship deal with festival coordinators Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, who will be organising the festival for the third consecutive year.
All nine Ray White North Shore branches will have the opportunity to connect with local eco-events happening in their area and will be doing their utmost to promote the festival, which will run across the Shore and up to Matakana from March 14th to April 12th.
Hamish Hopkinson, Kaipatiki Project’s Manager said, “We already know that Ray White love the North Shore - their team have shown us that in spades (literally!) by joining us to plant hundreds of native trees with the community. This generous contribution to Ecofest North goes even further to signal Ray White North Shore’s commitment to improving our neighbourhoods, communities and green spaces, and we are thrilled to have them as enthusiastic partners once again”.
With the strapline Living sustainably for te ao, te whanau, ki ahau – for the world, the family and for me, Ecofest hopes to engage with people who would not normally consider themselves to be ‘green’ or ‘eco-minded’ and inspire them to take small steps towards more sustainable ways of living.
This message is echoed by Ray White North Shore Chairman, Richard Mason, who comments “We are very pleased to be associated with Ecofest 2015. Our network of branches and salespeople are in contact with an enormous number of people every week of the year. If we can each do even one little thing that will help our community to live in a more sustainable way, then we be part of supplying a collection of small answers to a very large question."
Ecofest North kicks off with a massive family fun day at Kaipatiki Project’s Birkdale bush HQ on 14 March and will continue with events of all kinds organised by community organisations and individuals – for more information visit www.ecofest.org.nz.
Ecofest North Manager, Toni Van Tonder, says “The festival rolls out homespun and expert tips, talks and workshops full of ideas on how to live better. It will also profile community-building races, challenges and fun days that promote care for our neighbourhoods, and showcase some of the awesome positive environmental actions already transforming our wild and urban nature-spaces”.
Over the first three weeks of Ecofest there will be a huge online event, the Sustainable Whanau Challenge – a chance for Aucklanders to win over $8,000 worth of prizes simply by taking small sustainable steps in their daily routines. More details at www.sustainablewhanauchallenge.com.
RAY WHITE – Proudly sponsoring Ecofest North & Kaipatiki Project. www.raywhite.co.nz
Channel Magazine: Issuu 51 February 2015