February 27, 2019
A green difference for less than the cost of a coffee
With our weed and pest management programme now delivering significant results and with no room left for further tree planting on our site, we decided it’s time to cast our net further afield. We’re therefore excited to announce a new partnership with Waiheke Resources Trust and Love Our Wetlands – Waiheke.
Wetlands are one of New Zealand’s richest natural resources. They’re a haven to endangered bird, fish and plant species and, acre-for-acre, wetlands are home to more species than bushland. Wetlands are also like mother nature’s kidneys, improving water quality, processing nutrients, trapping sediment and filtering contaminants from water before it flows in to the sea. And, crucially, wetlands play a massive role in trapping carbon; wetland peat bogs, made up of fallen tree and plant debris, are capable of sequestrating carbon for centuries.
Now you can help us make a difference for less than the price of a coffee…
A donation of just $4 buys a 5-litre, eco-sourced native tree or plant, like the puriri, taraire or kahikatea our guests see from our track, or the flax (harakeke), pohutakawa or kowhai found bordering our site. These are just a few of a truly diverse planting range which also includes the mighty kauri, the cornerstone of the indigenous forests of the upper North Island; kauri can live for up to 1,000 years so a donation could still be thriving well in to the next millennia!
Donations are entirely optional and whether large or small they’ll have a significant impact – rehabilitating the island’s coastal forests, offsetting the carbon emissions of ferry travel and helping to ensure future generations will be able to enjoy Waiheke’s verdant, peaceful vistas.
Voluntary donations can be added as part of the online booking process on our website, or via donation boxes on site at EcoZip. Donations can also be made ‘offline’ when making personal or group bookings with our front-of-house crew.
It’s amazing to think that just $4 can achieve such a lasting legacy and one we know our clients will want get behind.