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TAKE ACTION FOR THE PLANET

Everything we do makes a demand on nature: from the food we eat, to the clothes we buy, to the way we travel. Added together, the demands made by each and every one of us are far too much for our planet.

There are lots of simple changes that New Zealanders can make to help lower our ecological footprints. It all adds up. Small actions matter.

Here are a few everyday things you can do to make a difference:

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SAVE ENERGY



SHOP RESPONSIBLY

  • Avoid single-use plastics.
  • Select products without any packaging or with biodegradable packaging.
  • Shop local.
  • Buy second-hand.
  • Ask “Do I really need this?” to reduce your consumption.
  • Find out more about sustainable products.

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RE-USE and RE-PURPOSE

  • Use reusable bags, water bottles, and keep cups as often as possible.
  • Attend upcycling workshops (or conduct your own!) and learn how to give your old items a new chance at life.



GREEN YOUR COMMUTE

  • Walk, cycle, carpool, use public transport, switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle.
  • Use our trip planner which guides you to better options for your and our planet’s health.

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EAT WISELY



RESTORE and PROTECT NATURE

Plant a tree

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Call for Nature's Recovery

  • Join New Zealanders calling for urgent action to secure a healthy future for people and the planet. Add your voice today!



DONATE TO WWF-NEW ZEALAND

  • Support WWF-NZ today to help protect and restore our ocean, the lands, waters, and native species of Aotearoa.

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For more actions you can take, visit the Ministry for the Environment and Gen Less websites.