Central and local government
There are too many central and local government environmental initiatives to cover in one web-page! However, below are some key links:
Ministry for Environment
The Ministry for Environment (MfE) develops, implements and coordinates a vast range of environmental programmes and educational initiatives. MfE administers the key environmental statutes in New Zealand including the Resource Management Act (1991) and the Emissions Trading and Renewable Energy Act (2008).
The MfE, through the Sustainable Management Fund, provided the bulk of the funding to develop our Tread Lightly Caravan.
Go to Ministry for Environment
Ministry for Economic Development - Envirostep
The Ministry of Economic Development has developed Envirostep - a free, entry-level environmental management tool for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in New Zealand. Envirostep provides users with:
- An environmental performance score & profile.
- Recommendations (to reduce operating costs, environmental impacts & risk).
- An action plan (to implement selected recommendations).
- Over 300 links to other environmental tools, service providers & further information.
SMEs using Envirostep will get a better understanding of their environmental issues and opportunities, and the practical steps they can take to manage them.
Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA)
EECA works with businesses, government, local government, communities and individuals to integrate energy efficiency and renewable energy into their everyday activities.
Go to EECA