The purpose of this annual fund is to support and enable Wellingtonians to implement or expand initiatives that target priority waste streams, reduce harm to the environment and improve efficiency of resource use. Find more details and how to apply here.
Back in 2021, Family Planning received funding to implement their Environmental Education Project, which was overseen by the organisations Green Team in the Wellington office.
The project saw the successful running of two educational workshops for their staff, as well as the production of resources and collateral that focused on waste reduction and the link between waste, climate change, and sexual and reproductive health, says a Green Team Spokesperson.
“People need to be able to make choices about their bodies and their lives, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights, to be able to adapt and respond to the impacts of the climate crisis.
“Pollution and climate change can be damaging to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Environmental disasters can weaken health systems and access to sexual and reproductive health services and supplies. As individuals, we can make small changes – like minimising our waste – that can support community impacts that benefit us all.”