About 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.
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.
- Buy our building debt free: $75K fundraising required
- 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-
South Coast Environment Society
Happen Films- An Invitation for Wildness
South Coast Environment Centre- four years ago
Riverton Environment Centre Facebook
The Forest Gardeners Facebook
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.
The People Behind Help secure the future of the Riverton Environment Centre!
We are nearly there- THANK YOU!
02:00PM Tue 21/02/17 on Help secure the future of the Riverton Environment Centre!
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
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“Well done all! Riverton is a better place for having the Environment Centre here and we're happy to keep you as neighbours!”
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“You guys do such amazing work in the community! Thank you.”
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“Great work !”
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“THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE THAT THE AMAZING WORK THAT THE GUYTONS AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS DO IS ABLE TO CONTINUE”
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“What a great service you all do. Keep up the great work😀😀😀”
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“Hope I'm the one to get you over the top!”
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“I'm excited to see this come to life! :)”
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“All the best guys! Love your work x”
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“The Dunedin Vegetable Growers Club are very pleased to help you in this worthwhile project !!”
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“fantastic centre- looking forward to seeing it stay open and all the great events and passion continue in the deep south”