Help secure the future of the Riverton Environment Centre!

By Hollie Guyton

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Help Secure The Future Of The Riverton Environment Centre!

Project 2017-01-24 15:05:03 +1300

We are currently embarking on an exciting plan to buy our Environment Centre building that we have rented for 15 years, and we really need your help.

 

ABOUT US

We are a group of passionate people on New Zealand’s south coast who care about simple living and are dedicated to protecting our environment.

 

The South Coast Environment Society is an umbrella organisation for a number of community based environmental groups and projects in Riverton. Including the Open Orchard Project, which has saved more than 700 varieties of heritage fruit trees since 2007, school education programmes, community orchards, an organic food co-op, a seed saving network, an annual Heritage Harvest Festival and estuary care projects, among others.

 

Collectively we operate the oldest continually operating environment centre in New Zealand and are rated the best in the country by the Ministry for Environment.

We are a vibrant, positive group, who are dedicated to being an example of what a small community of less than 2,000 people can achieve.

 

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US

If 300 people like you, will join us in giving an average of $250, we can reach our target of $75K before our 28th Feb 2017 purchase deadline. Every little bit helps, so please give what you can.

Plus, you will get a charitable donation tax receipt so you can claim 33% of your donation back! (i.e. if you give $300 you can claim $100 back).

 

We are trying to raise at least $20,000 on Pledgeme as this the minimum we need to secure the purchase and to show that we have the support of our community.

 

This fundraiser will enable us to buy our building debt free, which is a huge step forward and means no more rent. But even more importantly, it will show a huge amount of public support for what we do and enable us to seek additional grants from public funders to support the next phase of the project to renovate the building.

Any donations over $75,000 will go directly towards the second phase of the project.

 

If you would like to make a bequest or are interested in commercial sponsorship, please get in touch.

                                                                      

The overall project will enable us to become more financially sustainable, ensure our long term presence in Southland, help support our ongoing environmental projects in this ecologically diverse part of the country, and save a character building in the process.

 

Please Note: We have had a formal feasibility study completed to help map out the path forward and it came back very positive, and assured us that our project is achievable.

We hope you can join us on this exciting journey.

 

  

 

PHASE 1

-          Buy our building debt free: $75K fundraising required

PHASE 2

-          Seek grant funding for stage 2 developments.

-          Earthquake strengthening

-          Building insulation

-          Retrofitting to suit our needs for the next 20 years

-          Build a connected workshop space for our Seed Saving Projects

-         Transform our mezzanine floor into a resource library and study space

 

Thank you for your support!

 

-All rewards valid for 2 years-

 

Learn more:

 

South Coast Environment Society

www.sces.org.nz

 

Happen Films- An Invitation for Wildness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GJFL0MD9fc

 

South Coast Environment Centre- four years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqKv3u9FRZQ

 Riverton Environment Centre Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/rivertonenvironmentcentre/

 

The Forest Gardeners Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TheForestGardeners/

 

Contact us at [email protected] or (03)2348717

 

 

Our vision is a sustainable and resilient Aotearoa New Zealand where there are good leaders, resources, systems and examples available to assist and support all types of people to adopt sustainable lifestyles and care for and about their environment.

 

Comments

Updates 1

We are nearly there- THANK YOU!

21/02/2017 at 2:00 PM

Wow! A massive thank you to everyone who has donated or shared our campaign with their friends so far!

We can't believe all of the support we have received from friends across the world. With the $20,000 raised we will be able to secure the purchase of our buildnig, and with more support we will be able to own it will little or no loan. 

We have 2 days to go, please keep sharing our story!!

Thank you from everyone here at the Riverton Environment Centre <3

    Pledgers 137

    HappenFilms
    2017-02-23 22:43:26 +1300
    Kaye Saunders
    2017-02-23 22:14:45 +1300
    Jenna Halder
    2017-02-23 21:33:44 +1300
    Daniel Francesc Benson-Guiu
    2017-02-23 20:40:16 +1300

    "From Dan & Ash :)"

    IWagner
    2017-02-23 19:53:23 +1300
    Ness
    2017-02-23 18:08:05 +1300

    "What a fabulous place the world would be if everyone had a garden like the Guytons!!!!"

    Julie Moynihan
    2017-02-23 18:03:12 +1300
    Pia Dickhaut
    2017-02-23 17:21:25 +1300
    The Good Studio
    2017-02-23 14:45:46 +1300

    "Well done all! Riverton is a better place for having the Environment Centre here and we're happy to keep you as neighbours!"

    Gemma de Jong
    2017-02-23 13:29:00 +1300

    "You guys do such amazing work in the community! Thank you."

    Akane Terajima
    2017-02-23 04:01:02 +1300
    Polly Mason
    2017-02-22 22:52:58 +1300

    "Great work !"

    Patricia Scott
    2017-02-22 22:14:52 +1300

    "THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE THAT THE AMAZING WORK THAT THE GUYTONS AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS DO IS ABLE TO CONTINUE"

    Ruby Cumming
    2017-02-22 21:49:07 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-02-22 21:32:37 +1300
    Naomi McLeish
    2017-02-22 19:23:36 +1300
    Jeni
    2017-02-22 15:16:00 +1300
    SteveandChris Cole
    2017-02-22 15:10:21 +1300
    Lisa
    2017-02-22 14:38:24 +1300
    Ara Swanney
    2017-02-21 17:20:41 +1300
    Chris Leslie
    2017-02-21 15:46:26 +1300

    "What a great service you all do. Keep up the great work😀😀😀"

    Judy Martin
    2017-02-21 15:33:25 +1300

    "Hope I'm the one to get you over the top!"

    Terry-Anne Richardson
    2017-02-21 15:32:23 +1300
    Amy Mackay
    2017-02-21 15:27:54 +1300
    Nikki Aaron
    2017-02-21 14:53:16 +1300

    "I'm excited to see this come to life! :)"

    Tess Lenart
    2017-02-21 14:51:07 +1300

    "All the best guys! Love your work x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-02-21 14:47:00 +1300
    Rike
    2017-02-21 14:36:30 +1300
    Carol Henderson
    2017-02-21 14:18:18 +1300

    "The Dunedin Vegetable Growers Club are very pleased to help you in this worthwhile project !!"

    jen
    2017-02-21 11:40:22 +1300

    "fantastic centre- looking forward to seeing it stay open and all the great events and passion continue in the deep south"

    Followers 4

    Followers of Help secure the future of the Riverton Environment Centre!

    Help Secure The Future Of The Riverton Environment Centre!

    Project 2017-01-24 15:05:03 +1300

    We are currently embarking on an exciting plan to buy our Environment Centre building that we have rented for 15 years, and we really need your help.

     

    ABOUT US

    We are a group of passionate people on New Zealand’s south coast who care about simple living and are dedicated to protecting our environment.

     

    The South Coast Environment Society is an umbrella organisation for a number of community based environmental groups and projects in Riverton. Including the Open Orchard Project, which has saved more than 700 varieties of heritage fruit trees since 2007, school education programmes, community orchards, an organic food co-op, a seed saving network, an annual Heritage Harvest Festival and estuary care projects, among others.

     

    Collectively we operate the oldest continually operating environment centre in New Zealand and are rated the best in the country by the Ministry for Environment.

    We are a vibrant, positive group, who are dedicated to being an example of what a small community of less than 2,000 people can achieve.

     

    HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US

    If 300 people like you, will join us in giving an average of $250, we can reach our target of $75K before our 28th Feb 2017 purchase deadline. Every little bit helps, so please give what you can.

    Plus, you will get a charitable donation tax receipt so you can claim 33% of your donation back! (i.e. if you give $300 you can claim $100 back).

     

    We are trying to raise at least $20,000 on Pledgeme as this the minimum we need to secure the purchase and to show that we have the support of our community.

     

    This fundraiser will enable us to buy our building debt free, which is a huge step forward and means no more rent. But even more importantly, it will show a huge amount of public support for what we do and enable us to seek additional grants from public funders to support the next phase of the project to renovate the building.

    Any donations over $75,000 will go directly towards the second phase of the project.

     

    If you would like to make a bequest or are interested in commercial sponsorship, please get in touch.

                                                                          

    The overall project will enable us to become more financially sustainable, ensure our long term presence in Southland, help support our ongoing environmental projects in this ecologically diverse part of the country, and save a character building in the process.

     

    Please Note: We have had a formal feasibility study completed to help map out the path forward and it came back very positive, and assured us that our project is achievable.

    We hope you can join us on this exciting journey.

     

      

     

    PHASE 1

    -          Buy our building debt free: $75K fundraising required

    PHASE 2

    -          Seek grant funding for stage 2 developments.

    -          Earthquake strengthening

    -          Building insulation

    -          Retrofitting to suit our needs for the next 20 years

    -          Build a connected workshop space for our Seed Saving Projects

    -         Transform our mezzanine floor into a resource library and study space

     

    Thank you for your support!

     

    -All rewards valid for 2 years-

     

    Learn more:

     

    South Coast Environment Society

    www.sces.org.nz

     

    Happen Films- An Invitation for Wildness

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GJFL0MD9fc

     

    South Coast Environment Centre- four years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqKv3u9FRZQ

     Riverton Environment Centre Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/rivertonenvironmentcentre/

     

    The Forest Gardeners Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/TheForestGardeners/

     

    Contact us at [email protected] or (03)2348717

     

     

    Our vision is a sustainable and resilient Aotearoa New Zealand where there are good leaders, resources, systems and examples available to assist and support all types of people to adopt sustainable lifestyles and care for and about their environment.

     

    Comments

    We are nearly there- THANK YOU!

    21/02/2017 at 2:00 PM

    Wow! A massive thank you to everyone who has donated or shared our campaign with their friends so far!

    We can't believe all of the support we have received from friends across the world. With the $20,000 raised we will be able to secure the purchase of our buildnig, and with more support we will be able to own it will little or no loan. 

    We have 2 days to go, please keep sharing our story!!

    Thank you from everyone here at the Riverton Environment Centre <3

      HappenFilms
      2017-02-23 22:43:26 +1300
      Kaye Saunders
      2017-02-23 22:14:45 +1300
      Jenna Halder
      2017-02-23 21:33:44 +1300
      Daniel Francesc Benson-Guiu
      2017-02-23 20:40:16 +1300

      "From Dan & Ash :)"

      IWagner
      2017-02-23 19:53:23 +1300
      Ness
      2017-02-23 18:08:05 +1300

      "What a fabulous place the world would be if everyone had a garden like the Guytons!!!!"

      Julie Moynihan
      2017-02-23 18:03:12 +1300
      Pia Dickhaut
      2017-02-23 17:21:25 +1300
      The Good Studio
      2017-02-23 14:45:46 +1300

      "Well done all! Riverton is a better place for having the Environment Centre here and we're happy to keep you as neighbours!"

      Gemma de Jong
      2017-02-23 13:29:00 +1300

      "You guys do such amazing work in the community! Thank you."

      Akane Terajima
      2017-02-23 04:01:02 +1300
      Polly Mason
      2017-02-22 22:52:58 +1300

      "Great work !"

      Patricia Scott
      2017-02-22 22:14:52 +1300

      "THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE THAT THE AMAZING WORK THAT THE GUYTONS AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS DO IS ABLE TO CONTINUE"

      Ruby Cumming
      2017-02-22 21:49:07 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-02-22 21:32:37 +1300
      Naomi McLeish
      2017-02-22 19:23:36 +1300
      Jeni
      2017-02-22 15:16:00 +1300
      SteveandChris Cole
      2017-02-22 15:10:21 +1300
      Lisa
      2017-02-22 14:38:24 +1300
      Ara Swanney
      2017-02-21 17:20:41 +1300
      Chris Leslie
      2017-02-21 15:46:26 +1300

      "What a great service you all do. Keep up the great work😀😀😀"

      Judy Martin
      2017-02-21 15:33:25 +1300

      "Hope I'm the one to get you over the top!"

      Terry-Anne Richardson
      2017-02-21 15:32:23 +1300
      Amy Mackay
      2017-02-21 15:27:54 +1300
      Nikki Aaron
      2017-02-21 14:53:16 +1300

      "I'm excited to see this come to life! :)"

      Tess Lenart
      2017-02-21 14:51:07 +1300

      "All the best guys! Love your work x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-02-21 14:47:00 +1300
      Rike
      2017-02-21 14:36:30 +1300
      Carol Henderson
      2017-02-21 14:18:18 +1300

      "The Dunedin Vegetable Growers Club are very pleased to help you in this worthwhile project !!"

      jen
      2017-02-21 11:40:22 +1300

      "fantastic centre- looking forward to seeing it stay open and all the great events and passion continue in the deep south"

      Followers of Help secure the future of the Riverton Environment Centre!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 23/02/2017 at 11:00 PM.