Sustainable Backyards is here!

Sustainable Backyards (SBY) is a month-long calendar of events in March hosted throughout the Bay. This year we have 93 free or low-cost Enviro Events supporting sustainable living, conservation and other awesome initiatives that were taking place regionally. SBY aims to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people in the community via informative workshops and activities. These range anywhere from growing your own food, beach/estuary cleanups, consumer choices, cooking, bush walks, kids events, frock swaps, and movie screenings. SBY provides a mechanism for communities and organisations in the Bay of Plenty to have a voice in the protection of their environment and people.

SBY Aims to benefit the community in the following ways:

  1. Connect people – via low cost or free events with a broad demographic appeal, including Maori, youth and the elderly.
  2. Inspire peopleImproving the wellbeing and quality of life of people in the community via informative workshops and activities. 
  3. Engage and train people– helping people be proactive in new learning and lifestyles
  4. A green voice – Provide a mechanism for communities and organisations in the Bay of Plenty to have a voice in the protection of their environment and people via the promotion of local initiatives.

The outcomes are well connected, better informed, resourced and skilled individuals coming together to form resilient communities.

So what’s new?

Firstly, there is 1 event per day per sub region (31 per sub region, 93 all together). This means we won’t have any clashes so you can attend every event you want to.

The second change is the brochure will look a little different. We have 3 sub regional calendars in a fold out calendar instead of one big brochure for the whole Bay of Plenty region.

Check out the full online calendar for all events and updates.

What’s on Calendar

Or view your sub regions brochure as a PDF.

Rotorua

Includes Ngongotaha & the lakes

Western Bay of Plenty

Includes Tauranga, Katikati & Te Puke

Eastern Bay of Plenty

Includes, Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki, Ōhope & Kawerau.

The brochures have been distributed all around the region, in local cafes, libraries, community centers, businesses and so on so keep an eye out for your copy!

 

Remember to like us on Facebook and Instagram (@envirohubbop) to get reminders and more event details!