What we do

Sustainable Taranaki works to inspire and support people, businesses and communities to value the environment and act to prioritise sustainability. The organisation works to achieve this through:

  • Being a community-based organization working with and supporting our communities

  • Empowering people through education and advocacy

  • Providing advice and support in an accessible and non-judgmental manner

  • Identifying and being the initiator of responses to gaps and opportunities.

Sustainable Taranaki is run by the Taranaki Environmental Education Trust, and has been a leader in environmental education and practical sustainability skills development in the region since 1992. We are a registered charity (Charities No. CC31884), with any profits re-invested into our programs to help Taranaki people live more sustainably. We are thankful for the support of the New Plymouth District Council, with whom we are a strategic community partner, and the Ministry of Youth Development, who provide funding for our Impact youth development program.

Alongside our own programs, we partner with organisations in the local community whose vision aligns with our goals. These include Timebank Taranaki, Seedsavers Taranaki and Crop Swap Taranaki.

To connect with one of our programs, click on the images below.


Our sustainability workshops offer a wide range of practical know how for your home and garden.

RESOURCE Recovery Facility Tours

Come and unpack how your cardboard, paper, plastics and glass are sorted, reused and recycled. 


An inspiring youth action incubator program for Taranaki youth.

sustainable backyards trail

Learn from some of the most inspiring backyards of Taranaki!